Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ready... Set... GO! To the Fall Career Fair and Internship Fair


By Kelsey McWilliams, Marketing Intern at CU-Boulder Career Services

Fall Career and Internship Fair
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
UMC 2nd Floor
9:00am-3:00pm

Are you looking for a summer internship or full-time job? Many employers are beginning to interview for summer internships, and it’s never too early to start applying. Seniors, employers are ready to hire December 2012 and May 2013 graduates for full-time employment. Students of all ages should attend the Fall Career and Internship Fair and get a head start on your job and internship search!

We encourage freshmen to attend the fair just to get an idea of what it’s all about. Even if you’re not quite ready to commit to a position, the Fall Fair is a great place to network and make connections that could help you in the future. There will be more than 150 organizations in attendance, and they are looking to hire YOU!

Career Services’ Fall Career and Internship Fair is open exclusively (and FREE!!) for CU-Boulder students and alumni, so don’t forget to bring your Buff OneCard.

Be sure to practice your 30-second elevator pitch, research the companies ahead of time in our fair guide, and dress professionally (i.e. no sneakers with your suit and no stilletos!). Read our Tips for Attending a Career Fair and make sure to attend our pre-fair workshops listed on our Facebook page under "events."

Login to Career Buffs – Career Events to see the list of participating employers, which includes Shell, Goldman Sachs, Halliburton, Say Media, Chevron, Disney Online, Microsoft, NASA, Pepsi Corp., Steve Madden, Teach for America , Wells Fargo Bank and many more!

Companies are looking for students of all majors!
Don’t be discouraged if the employers on the list don’t seem to apply to your interests. You would be surprised how many different positions there are within large companies and the diversity of majors that fulfill those qualifications. Ask the company rep what type of positions would be open in their company for a person of your skillset.

What should you do if employers tell you to apply online?
Apply online!! They ARE NOT brushing you off. This is due to Equal Opportunity Employment law where all candidates need to be given equal consideration when applying. They may take your resume and write notes on it about you hoping to see your name in the online candidate pool. Don’t let your insecurities get the best of you- apply online and get that job!

Want additional networking time with an employer? Consider signing up to be a Student Host – help employers during check-in and check-out. Contact Ann Herrmann and let her know if you’re interested in the 7:00-9:00am shift or the 2:30-4:30pm shift.