To start off, I would like to apologize for not posting last week. I had a bit of a slip up in the midst of the amazing Winter Carnival, but I assure you it will not happen again. With that, please enjoy this week’s article!
With the fun and festivities of Winter Carnival 2013 in the rearview mirror, students at Michigan Tech are getting back to the old grind this week. In fact, another major campus event has already stolen the buzz from Winter Carnival. You may be wondering, what could possibly compete with thirty foot snow statues and a beard competition? The answer is the Spring Career Fair, and it’s only one week away! On Tuesday, February 19 from noon to 6 p.m., the Student Development Complex will be teeming with representatives from over 200 companies. All of these recruiters are here specifically to hire the talented students of Michigan Tech, which means great opportunities for students in all majors to find a co-op, internship, or full-time job with a great company. Check out the list of registered companies to learn more!
An event this big takes a lot of planning, and Michigan Tech Career Services has been working hard to connect with as many companies as possible and prepare students for the big day. Over the past couple of weeks, Career Services has held résumé blitzes where students can have their résumés critiqued by the pros. This week, they are offering mock interviews for students to practice answering those tough questions and get feedback about how to improve. They also provide professional development events throughout the year, such as a dining etiquette dinner, information sessions about networking, and other career focused sessions.
I hope your student is thinking about attending the Career Fair. “Companies don’t hire first-year students” is a myth that many students hear, but it is far from the truth. Many companies like to recruit students who are early in their college careers. Even if students aren’t looking for a position at the moment, it’s a good idea to just check out the fair so that they know what to expect when they are actually looking to get hired. Students can find more information about the fair and how to prepare by looking over the students section of the Career Services site. There is also a section for parents, where you can learn about some of the other things that Career Services does to help students land that dream job.