iSchool Career Services Newsletter 1/28/2014

Career Tips

Prepare for the iSchool Career Fair!

The iSchool Employer Connections Fair is just around the corner, on February 4th! There are some great ways that you can prepare for the fair and make sure you’re ready to go in time.

1. Prepare your resume. Look at the jobs available in iCareers and HuskyJobs from the employers who are attending the fair so that you have some ideas on what to tailor your resume for. If you want feedback on your resume, the Career Center offers drop-in resume review appointments! Bring several copies of your resume with you to the fair and be ready to email it and post it to online company application forms.

2. Research employers. Get the list of the employers attending the career fair, and research them online. Check their websites for information about the company (especially companies you are less familiar with), search for job listings from companies you’re interested in on indeed.com, on the company’s website, or in the campus job boards. Search for news about the company in Geekwire or Puget Sound Business Journal or Mashable or other business/tech/library publications. The more you know about each company the better prepared you’ll be to ask great questions and have a conversation at the fair.

3. Practice your elevator speech. Practice introducing yourself, using your name, your current program or area of study, you areas of interest, and what you’re looking for out of the fair. When you arrive at the fair, give yourself a warm up run with a company table that you are perhaps less interested in, so that you can practice introducing yourself and asking questions before the stakes get high at the companies you REALLY want to work for.

4. Go to the Recruiter Panel on February 3rd (12:30 – 1:30 pm in HUB 145) . This is a great event that will really help you prepare for the Career Fair, with your questions answered by recruiters at companies that will be participating in the Employer Connections Fair. This is a great way to learn how to approach recruiters, what they want to hear from you, and how to make the best impression possible.

Looking forward to seeing you at the fair!

Career-Related Events This Week

Career Fair Success

Tuesday, January 28  |  1:30 – 2:30pm  |  MGH 134

Resume & Cover Letters

Tuesday, January 28  |  3:00 – 4:00pm  |  MGH 134

Meet the Employer: Macy’s

Tuesday, January 28  |  5:30 – 7:30pm  |  MGH 134

Resumes/Cover Letters Workshop (presented by CLUE Writing Center)

Tuesday, January 28  |  6:00 – 7:00pm  |  MGH

Civil and Environmental Engineering Career Fair

Wednesday, January 29  |   1:00 – 4:00pm  |  HUB

Resume & Cover Letters

Wednesday, January 29  |   3:30 – 4:30pm  |  MGH 134

Meet the Employer: Expeditors

Wednesday, January 29  |   5:30 – 3:30pm  |  MGH 134

Invited Talk: Nahed Azab

Thursday, January 30  |   9:00 – 10:00am   |   MGH 420

Winfo Speaker Series

Thursday, January 30 |  12:30 – 1:30pm  |   MGH 420

Science Job & Internship Fair

Thursday, January 30 |  2:00 – 5:00pm  |   MGH Commons

Meet the Employer: Dropbox

Thursday, January 30 |  6:00 – 7:30pm  |   MGH 134

iCareers: Starbucks Info Session

Friday, January 31  |   12:30 – 1:30pm  |   MGH 420

Federal Jobs-Find & Apply

Friday, January 31  |   1:30 – 2:30pm  |   MGH 134

Invited Talk: Michelle Carter

Monday, February 3  |  10:30 – 11:30pm |  MGH 420

iCareers: Recruiter Panel

Monday, February 3  |  12:30 – 1:30pm |  HUB 145

Internships-What, Where & Why

Monday, February 3  |  3:30 – 4:30pm |  MGH 134

External Events

Young Professionals of Seattle Happy Hour

Tuesday, January 28 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Defining Software Defined Storage (SDS): What it is, and isn’t.

Tuesday, January 28 | 6:00 – 9:00pm

Speed Networking (Free)

Tuesday, January 28 | 6:00 – 8:00pm

2014 Investment Outlook with Scott Jacobson

Wednesday, January 29  |   6:00 – 9:00pm

Critique Circle

Wednesday, January 29  |   8:00 – 10:00pm

Startup Grind Seattle Hosts John Cook (Co-founder Geekwire)

Wednesday, January 29  |   6:00 – 9:00pm

Highlighted Student Jobs and Internships

Oakland Public Library

Temporary Part-Time Library Aide

Mount Rainier National Park

*IT/IS Internship – U.S. National Park Service

Seattle Public Library (SPL)

*Children’s Services DFW – Northgate Branch

Information School

*DigitalLearn.org winter interns

Port of Seattle

*Graduate Intern – Aviation Planning – Business Intelligence

Hamilton Intl. Middle School Library (Seattle Public Schools)

*Middle School Librarian Assistant

*Middle School Library Collection Developer

NYPL Labs

*NYPL Labs

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

*Steele Internship Program

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

Highlighted Professional Jobs

Fresh Consulting

Front End Web Developer

EMC

Manager, Software Engineering

WetPaint

DevOps Engineer

Software Engineer

Web Developer

GeekWire

Office Manager, Online Ad Coordinator and Membership Director

Zillow

Web Developer

User Experience Designer

UI/UX Designer

Whitman College

Instructional & Data Services Librarian

21st Century Library

Manager, Creative Computer Commons

Penrose Library

Librarian II, Interlibrary Loan

Manager, Collection Development

Temple Beth AM Day School

Librarian/ Media Specialist

Northwest College

Library Coordinator

LibraryThing

Programmer

University of Mississippi

Education Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor

Vulcan, Inc.

*Archivist Assistant (Temporary)

University of Washington – Genome Science

*Bioinformatics Specialist

TEKsystems

*Junior .NET Developer

Lakeside School

*Middle School Librarian and Department Head 2014-15

SerialsSolutions

*Library Data Migration Specialist

MarketShare

*Sr. Front End – Software Engineer

*Apply Now Through iCareers!

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