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1 RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS Welcome! Bienvenidos

2  Recap of Events  Upcoming Events  SHPE Announcements  Icebreaker  Resume Workshop  Raffle

3 Previously in SHPE...

4  24 members attended  Nachos & Iced Tea  2 mentor/mentee pairs

5  How to prepare for the career fair  During and after the career fair  Dress for Success  Q&A  Networking and Resume Critique

6 What to look forward to in SHPE

7  Monday September 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.

8  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

9  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 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

11 More about SHPE and your community

12  Applications are due September 23 rd (next Monday!)  Join the Executive Board to develop leadership skills, and learn more about the organization!

13 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.

14  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

15 Corporate Tours Workshops & Research Presentations Career and Networking opportunities Engineering challenges Fulltime, Part-Time, Co-op, Internship Opportunities

16  Annual Fees: ◦ Chapter Dues  Receive a SHPE t-shirt ◦ National Dues  Necessary to attend regional and national conferences  Register at oneshpe.shpe.org

17 Get excited.

18 Take out a pen and some paper!

19  What are your special skills?  Your accomplishments? ◦ Personal ◦ Social ◦ Athletic ◦ Professional >>What are you most proud of?<<

20  Any examples?  Would this be a professional or personal accomplishment? >>Why?

21  Refer to your list! ◦ On a sports team? ◦ Involved in a school club? ◦ Job/internship experience? ◦ Group projects? >>What did you learn?<<

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23  Example scenario: ◦ ‘Betty’ was a member of her High School Chorus for 4 years  Could she put this on resume?  Where?  How?

24  Achieved  Cooperated  Communicated  Compiled  Designed  Developed  Facilitated  Organized  Spearheaded  Strengthened These are highly effective words that imply action You did something important!

25  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

26  Extract skills gained from experience  Rephrase the accomplishments you identified

27  (Dress Professionally)  Identify your strengths beforehand  Practice talking about yourself  Engage recruiters  Be inquisitive  Always leave with a name or business card  FOLLOW UP!

28  Apply a lot  Keep log of applications ◦ Company ◦ Position ◦ Date applied ◦ Dates of follow up ◦ Dates of company responses >>Apply, Follow Up, React<<

29 Who wants a shirt?!


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