Fall 2011 Career, Internship & Graduate School Expo

October 17, 2011

Fall 2011 Career, Internship & Graduate School Expo
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
12:00 – 3:30 pm
Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, 77 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC
*Open to students and alumni of The College of Charleston

The day is finally approaching. After four (or five) years, you are now ready to go into the world of professional employment or continue on to graduate school. But where will you find that wonderful new career or right school for you? One choice is at the Fall 2011 Career, Internship & Graduate School Expo. There will be over 65 different employers lined up to talk to you about possible futures with them.

You can go to the Career Center’s website to find more information about the Career Fair, like who is attending and what they are seeking. One thing to remember about the Career Fair is to visit as many employers and graduate schools as possible. Maybe you feel pretty confident that you want to work with or go to _______ but have you also thought about _______? Never pigeon hole yourself into one school, job or place to work without looking at all the different options.

Here a few suggestions to follow when preparing for and coming to the Expo:

1. Do your research. Look at the different companies/school coming to the Career Fair on our website and investigate them. What do they do? Where are they located? Are you interested in them?

2. Prepare your resume and bring at least 15-20 copies. By now you should have a well written resume that highlights your experience and achievements. If you do not—write one! Please bring it by the Career Center for the Career Advisor to look at. We love looking at resumes and will enjoy helping you make yours perfect.

*Note: We have Drop-In Hours every weekday afternoon from 1:00-4:00pm. No appointment is required, and this is the perfect opportunity to come by the Career Center for a 15-20 minute appointment with an Advisor to look over your resume and provide you with feedback.

3. Dress the Part. Come to the Career Fair in professional dress. You are selling yourself to the different employers and they need to be able to picture you working in their company. See our website for more tips on professional dress.

4. Don’t be shy. The Career Fair is not a time to be humble or show your shyness. Be bold and approach the different employers because they are not going to just grab you out the crowd. Go say hi, talk about their company and talk about yourself.

These were just a few tips to get your started. Also, remember to check out the list of companies and schools already slated to come to the Expo on the Career Center homepage. Come to the Fall Expo and get started on that wonderful new career that is waiting for you.

For more information on how to prepare for the Fall 2011 Expo please click here.

Interested in learning more about the upcoming Expo and how to prepare for it? Then come by the Preparing for the Career Fair workshop this Thursday, October 20th at 5:30 in the Career Center. For more information, contact the Career Center at 953-5692 / careercenter@cofc.edu.

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