iSchool Career Center Newsletter 10/7/14

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Prepare for Career Fairs

It’s almost time for the largest career fairs of the year on the UW Campus, and these can be great opportunities to jump start your networking and get a sense of what kinds of opportunities exist for you! You should mark your calendar for:

Business Career Fair: October 14th, 2:00 – 6:00 pm, HUB Ballrooms

This fair is usually over 100 employers, and will have a huge variety of businesses that are interested in hiring a wide variety of roles. Be on the lookout for the employers who are hiring technical roles, there should be a lot, but you’ll have to weed through a those who are hiring sales/marketing roles. Continue reading

iSchool Career Center Newsletter 4/2/14

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April 2, 2014 Career Newsletter

Before You Start Your First Job

Written by: Jessica DiPietro, Career Services Student Assistant

With the Spring Quarter just beginning, many of you have found jobs and internships that will be starting in a few months.  Congratulations, the initial hurdle is over!  Here are some helpful tips to make sure you make a good first impression in your new position.

Do some preliminary research. Learn all you can about your new company before you start on your first day.  Researching their goals, philosophies, and corporate culture can help prepare you for your new position. Check around to see if anyone in your network knows any of your future co-workers and ask those people to introduce you prior to starting at your job. It could be nice to see a friendly face at the office on your first day. Continue reading