Volunteer: ALISS Spring Book Sale–Volunteers needed!

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This Thursday and Friday is the ALISS Spring Book Sale! We are so excited for this event, but in order for it to be as successful as possible we could use some of your help!

We will be on Red Square from 10am-4pm, with set up beginning at 9:30am. All MLIS students are invited to help with this fundraising event. Volunteers can help with set up, making change, and/or tearing down. Sign up for an hour shift here: http://signup.com/go/bVQERzm

If you are unable to volunteer, we would still love to see you! Stop by and buy and book or two to support ALISS.

StudentOrgs: SPEP Leadership Applications

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The Student Philanthropy Education Program (SPEP) has opened applications for its 10 leadership positions. SPEP’s mission is to educate students about the impact of philanthropy and to provide leadership opportunities for students. If you might be a good fit, please apply by March 26th.

Why apply for a SPEP leadership position?

  • Because #RealDawgsGiveBack!
  • FREE FOOD, always!
  • Employers look for leadership experience
  • Alumni networking opportunities and mentorship
  • Volunteer/service experience
  • Insider knowledge of UW Foundation/UW events
  • Networking opportunities with UW Foundation board members and Advancement staff
  • Non-profit work, marketing and event planning experience

The service period is September 2016- June 2017, with an offsite leadership retreat in Leavenworth WA, in mid-June.

Please send Elaine Carpenter the following before March 26th at 11:59 pm to secure your interview spot. Times are first come first serve:

  • Which position(s) they are interested in
  • Available interview times (March 30, 31 and April 3,4 between 9AM and 4PM)
  • Resume
  • (Unofficial) Transcript

ICF Tip #10 – Know What Your Schedule Looks Like

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Know What Your Schedule Looks Like

Employers attend the iSchool Career Fair because they want to recruit students to their jobs, internships, DFWs, and volunteer positions. Some recruiters may ask you to sign up for an interview on the spot. Make sure you know what your schedule is like the next few days. If you commit to an interview, write it down! You don’t want to forget about it or accidentally double-book an interview for the same time. Continue reading

ICF Tip #9 – Ask Questions

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Ask Questions

After you’ve done your research on the employers, create a list of questions to ask.  Some general ones you might consider are:

  • What particular skills/qualifications does (organization’s name) look for in prospective employees/interns?
  • Are there certain courses or experiences you suggest to be a successful candidate?
  • What is your organizations interview and hiring process?
  • What has your experience at (organization’s name) been like?

Show that you’ve done your research and ask questions about what you’ve learned Continue reading

ICF Tip #7 – Understand What You’re Being Evaluated on

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Understand What You’re Being Evaluated On

After a fair, some companies have their recruiters complete a simple evaluation sheet on the candidates they meet.  These sheets can include most of the following:

Personal Appearance: dress like you are a serious candidate and they’ll treat you like you are a serious candidate.

Professionalism:  come prepared, be able to communicate your skills clearly and concisely, and be knowledgeable about the employer and what they do. Continue reading

ICF Tip #6 – Be a Professional (or at least act like one!)

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Be a Professional

In addition to your attire, don’t forget a strong handshake and good eye contact. Carry a simple padfolio with copies of your resume and a pad of paper for taking notes. Offer them your resume. Be considerate of the employers’ time (most conversations are between 3-7 minutes) and mind your manners and mannerisms. This is your opportunity to be evaluated on more than your resume. Make sure you leave a positive impression.

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