How to prepare for the career fair During and after the career fair Dress for Success Q&A Networking and Resume Critique
What to look forward to in SHPE
Monday September 23 @ 7pm in Low 3112 & 3116 Free food & Drinks Extra points if you wear your SHPE t- shirt or if both you and your mentee/mentor attend.
Where: DCC 337 When: Wednesday, September 25 th from 6- 8pm What: Learn about Cisco and what opportunities they can provide for you! Bring your resume! Food and drink will be provided
Where: Heffner Alumni House Conference Center When: September 26 th at 6pm What: Dr. Wanda Denson-Low will hold an information session on behalf of the Boeing company RSVP by tonight!
10 Days Left!! Dates: September 27 th & September 28 th from 10am-3:30pm Location: Rensselaer Armory *Visit the CCPD (bottom floor of DCC) for resume critiques and mock interviews! ->> rpi.edu/dept/cdc You can register online at careerfair.rpi.edu
More about SHPE and your community
Applications are due September 23 rd (next Monday!) Join the Executive Board to develop leadership skills, and learn more about the organization!
Register On One SHPE (www.SHPE.org) Pay for Regular Membership Apply for a OneSHPE Account If chosen for national Conference This will be necessary either way.
LOIs are Due this Friday September 20 th, Tomorrow!! 1-2 Pages on why you want to go. Google “RPI SHPE” to find our website for LOI Examples
Corporate Tours Workshops & Research Presentations Career and Networking opportunities Engineering challenges Fulltime, Part-Time, Co-op, Internship Opportunities
Annual Fees: ◦ Chapter Dues Receive a 2013-2014 SHPE t-shirt ◦ National Dues Necessary to attend regional and national conferences Register at oneshpe.shpe.org
Take out a pen and some paper!
What are your special skills? Your accomplishments? ◦ Personal ◦ Social ◦ Athletic ◦ Professional >>What are you most proud of?<<
Any examples? Would this be a professional or personal accomplishment? >>Why?
Refer to your list! ◦ On a sports team? ◦ Involved in a school club? ◦ Job/internship experience? ◦ Group projects? >>What did you learn?<<
Example scenario: ◦ ‘Betty’ was a member of her High School Chorus for 4 years Could she put this on resume? Where? How?
Achieved Cooperated Communicated Compiled Designed Developed Facilitated Organized Spearheaded Strengthened These are highly effective words that imply action You did something important!
Our example, Betty: ◦ A member of her High School Chorus for 4 years With power verbs: ◦ Coordinated recitals and spearheaded first-annual fundraising event as President of High School Chorus
Extract skills gained from experience Rephrase the accomplishments you identified
(Dress Professionally) Identify your strengths beforehand Practice talking about yourself Engage recruiters Be inquisitive Always leave with a name or business card FOLLOW UP!
Apply a lot Keep log of applications ◦ Company ◦ Position ◦ Date applied ◦ Dates of follow up ◦ Dates of company responses >>Apply, Follow Up, React<<