There’s a Career Fair on campus next week! This one is the biggest campus career fair of the year, and there is almost certain to be at least one employer looking to hire an iSchool student. That could be you! To make the most of it, take advantage of some simple preparation strategies.
- Review the information about the fair, including the employers list, to identify which employers you want to visit.
- Do your homework. Research those employers you selected in advance, search on LinkedIn for iSchool alumni who might work there that you can reach out to in order to jump start your networking, and look at what positions the company currently has available.
- There are resources to help you prepare, take advantage of them! The Career Center holds an abundance of online career fair resources on their website, and is also offering some events and workshops that will help you prepare as well (see the list below).
- Make some notes about who you are and what you offer to be prepared to talk to recuiters and potential employers. What makes you uniquely qualified? What value do you offer? What are your strengths? More than just your skill set, think about how your work mission and values combine with your skills to make you a committed and passionate potential employee. Practice this pitch out loud before the fair.
- Make an appointment with Janet (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional tips and support and answers to your questions if you need.
- Attend! You can’t reap the benefits of the networking opportunities that will be abundant at this fair without showing up! Dress professionally, bring copies of your resume in a folder, print business cards for yourself if you’d like, and go with your classmates if that makes you feel more at ease.
Mon., April 9: 8:15 am – 4:30 pm
Mon., April 9 | 2 – 3 pm
Mon., April 9 | 3 – 4 pm
Tue., April 10 | 2:30 – 4 pm
Tue., April 10 | 3 – 7 pm
Tue., April 10 | 7 – 9 PM
Wed., April 11 | 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Peace Corps Information Session: Thomson Hall, Room 125
Wed., April 11 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Thu., April 12 | 3 – 4:30 pm
Thu., April 12 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Fri., April 13 | 1 – 2 pm
Mon., April 16 | 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Tue., April 17 | 3 – 4 pm
Tue., April 17 | 7 – 8 pm
Entry level software engineer
Contact for more info: email@example.com
ITT Technical Institute
Contact Terry Smith TKSmith@itt-tech.edu for more information
Contact: Mike Hesson, MFA, MLIS : firstname.lastname@example.org
Washington Talking Book & Braille Library in Seattle, WA
Piephoff, Margaret : email@example.com
Application Developer 1
The position number: 60714
Walla Walla Community College
Tenure-track Faculty role of Librarian: www.wwcc.edu/jobs
Contact Gail Bellmore firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Orlando airport transportation dispatcher: http://www.oriontransportation.com/
Contact Jacline Jerro for more information: email@example.com
Collections Procurement Librarian
Senior Archivist, Reference Library & Institutional Archive
To view/apply for either position: http://www.yale.edu/jobs
Contact Andrew Gray for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stanford University Libraries
http://jobs.stanford.edu and search for Job ID# 46400.
Software Developer, Bellevue WA
Contact: email@example.com for more information.
Contact Shari Fox for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
North Carolina State University Libraries
Contact for more information: email@example.com
Everett Public Libraries
Contact Kate Mossman KMossman@ci.everett.wa.us for more information
Monroe Correctional Complex
Contact Anna Nash for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Jobs and Internships
Puget Sound Business Journal
News Research Intern
Contact: email@example.com for more details and information.
User Experience Intern (found through Indeed.com)
User Experience Design Interaction Intern (found through Indeed.com)
UW Simpson Center for the Humanities
Contact Chelsea: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Seattle’s Department of Transportation
PAID Business Intern
Contact: email@example.com for more information
University of Oregon Libraries
University of Washington Office of the President
Paid Internship: Automate Paper Filing System
Contact: Jack G. Johnson, Chief of Staff, Office of President, firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
UW Center for Undergraduate Learning and Experience (CLUE)
Tutors for spring and 2012-2013: www.depts.washington.edu/clue
Contact Adiam for more information: email@example.com