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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER DAY PREPARATION JACQUELINE SMITH, COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS CAREER ENRICHMENT NETWORK LAUS.LA.PSU.EDU/NETWORK.

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1 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CAREER DAY PREPARATION JACQUELINE SMITH, COLLEGE OF THE LIBERAL ARTS CAREER ENRICHMENT NETWORK LAUS.LA.PSU.EDU/NETWORK

2 TOP TEN STRATEGIES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAREER DAY

3 WHAT TO EXPECT? The Bryce Jordan Center will be extremely busy, hundreds of organizations will be recruiting for various positions, and thousand of students will be in attendance Student Check In: you will receive a nametag with your name and major. Bring your Student ID to expedite the process Interviews and Info Sessions: some employers may ask you to interview the next day, or attend an information session No Bag Policy! Bags of any kind including backpacks, purses and clutches will not be allowed in the Bryce Jordan Center, you are encouraged to bring a portfolio or folder to hold our resumes, etc.

4 THE BASICS 1.Know what you want out of the experience 2.Do your research 3.Prepare yourself 4.Dress Appropriately 5.Practice your Introduction 6.Follow Up

5 WHAT DO YOU WANT OUT OF THE EXPERIENCE? Make contact with potential employers Know how to present yourself, and the skills that you offer Find an internship or job Learn about companies

6 RESEARCH EMPLOYERS ATTENDING You can find a list of employers who are attending here- https://psu-csm.symplicity.com/events/students.php?cf=fall2014 o Know which days you plan on attending o Research the businesses and organizations that you are interested in. This shows that you have initiative and will prepare you to speak with them. o Have a strategy on who you want to talk to, so that you connect with the companies most important to you

7 COME PREPARED Update and edit your resume Bring copies of your resume Update your LinkedIN Educate yourself on your work permission https://global.psu.edu/info/internationals-psu/students/employment

8 DRESS APPROPRIATELY

9 PRACTICE YOUR INTRODUCTION Speak confidently to businesses that interest you! Begin with: Firm handshake and good eye contact Warm smile and confident introduction A sense of enthusiasm and confidence Be ready to answer an opening question: “Tell me about yourself” “Tell me what you know/like about our company”

10 FOLLOW UP Collect business cards You can a note to the recruiter to reiterate your interest in the company, and give a brief explanation for why you feel you are a good fit (do not send multiple s) You can also connect with that person via LinkedIN so that you remain in their extended network for future opportunities

11 HELPFUL RESOURCES Nittany Lion Career Network Resources Tab in Network Symplicity https://la-psu-csm.symplicity.com Marketing your Liberal Arts Degree presentation Fall Career Days Website Careerfairs.psu.edu/fall

12 QUESTIONS?

13 PRACTICE OUR INTRODUCTIONS! REMEMBER: -FIRM HANDSHAKE -GOOD EYE CONTACT -WARM SMILE -CONFIDENT INTRODUCTION -SENSE OF ENTHUSIASM -CONFIDENCE BE ABLE TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS: 1.TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF 2.TELL ME WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT OUR COMPANY

14 FALL CAREER DAYS 2014 Career Enrichment Network 101 Sparks Building laus.la.psu.edu/network For an appointment: Schedule via Network Symplicity account, call or stop by the office. Jacqueline Smith, Global Experiences Coordinator Bryce Jordan Center September 16-18, 11:00am- 4:00pm Careerfairs.psu.edu/fall


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