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?

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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.

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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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ICF Tip #3 – Have a Career Fair Strategy

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Have a Career Fair Strategy

Use your time at the fair wisely. Go in with a plan. What do you want to accomplish at the fair? Which employers do you want to speak with? Identify your top 5-7 employers. If you have a few hours to spare, go to the lowest priority employers first so that you can “warm-up” and test-out your elevator pitch with them. If you have limited time, go to the high priority employers since lines tend to get long at career fairs.

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Volunteer: Student Members of the University Disciplinary Committee

The University is currently seeking new student members for the University Disciplinary Committee (UDC). The University Disciplinary Committee is comprised of students and faculty who hear disciplinary cases on behalf of the University.  The UDC hears appeals of cases in which a student may have been found responsible for a violation of the code but the student disagrees with the initial finding or sanctions.

New student members will begin their one-year term in January 1, 2017, and will complete their term at the end of December 31, 2017. However, there could be an opportunity this year to extend for another year. In order to serve on the University Disciplinary Committee, students must be able to commit to 3 hours a month. They must be able to receive electronic records and be present for hearings.

Students are required to attend training with the whole UDC. This year’s first required training for all new UDC members will be held during winter quarter in late January or early  February.

Students are selected at random from all students who indicate interest in serving.  If you would like to be considered please email cssc@uw.edu with your name, major, year in school.  We will put your name in a hat and randomly draw students per the student conduct code.  Please submit your name by December 16, 2016

For more information about the University Disciplinary Committee please refer to WAC 478-120-085 and WAC 478-120-095.