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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    Originally Posted by cmjh10
    Dont go.
    Do your homework ahead of time. Look up companies that will be there and that you want to intern with.
    Apply on their website, because they won't be taking resumes or scheduling interviews at the career fair.
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    Fixed that for you.


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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    Having just worked a career fair last week - here's what I would say -

    Have a nice leather or fake leather portfolio and plenty of copies of your resume. Nothing is more tacky and unprofessional than to watch you pull your resume out of a Kinko's bag or manilla folder.

    Dress like you want the job - even if you don't own a suit, wear a shirt and tie and look like you care. Also, iron your clothes, or even better send your dress shirt to the cleaners.

    Shine your shoes - yes we look at stuff like that when recruiting

    Firm handshake - not that wimpy, clammy handshake

    If you are going to collect trinkets and other stuff from employers, have a bag or something to carry it all in. We know those of you who are there just to get free stuff.

    Look me in the eye when I talk to you - seriously can't tell you how many people look at the ground when you are talking to them.

    Put your cell phone away, and shut it off.

    Be yourself - we can tell when you are feeding us a line of garbage.


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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    I graduated in the college of business and I thought the engineering/business/LAS career fair were at the same time, is this not the case anymore?

    In any case, here would be my advice
    Include your GPA, in college that is pretty much all you have. Your club experiance are good to use in the interviews.
    Dress professional, suit and tie.
    Go to two or three companies to warm up and prepare yourself for the companies you are truly interested in.
    Research the companies you are interested in before going and see what their internship programs are like, as well as departments you are interested in.
    Bring plenty of resumes and keep an open mind to other companies/opportunities at the career fair. I graduated with a degree in Finance with the career goal of getting in to trading/investments. This narrow sight prevented me from looking at corporate finance internships/career until it was too late. Even today I am not in either field and am still looking, 3 years after graduation. (But I am getting my MBA to help me)
    If you are young, try and remember people at the career fair. My Junior year I had an on campus interview with Boeing, but nothing happened due to the economy (fall 2008). Got an Internship with another company. Next year (fall 2009), I walked by the Boeing booth and the Boeing people remembered me, I did not even approach them they called me out! I talked to them at the next two career fairs (graduated in fall of 2010 due to my 6 month internship) but Boeing just was not in position to hire. Point is relationships!!! Build them so then you have more opportunities for your career.

    My experiance with interviews, I would say that I signed up for all of my interviews at the career fair. I may have had one or two set before hand. Others were set up after the career fair as well as companies go through the pile and determine who to sign up for on campus interviews at a later date. Has this changed as well?



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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    Im not involved in it but Ive interviewed a lot of people. dont wear a black suit, black shirt and red tie. Never wear a black shirt unless you are going to prom or are a ******* idiot. Wear a dress belt (skinny) not the one you got at american eagle for homecoming in high school. If you cant afford one, steal one. Do not wear a neon green shirt. Dont wear orange. tan pants tan socks, black pants black socks, blue pants blue socks. Clean your shoes you *******. Shoe polish costs like 3 dollars and will last you a lifetime. If you have an American eagle logo on your dress shirt I will **** punch you out the window. Bring a pile of resumes more than you would ever think you need. If you come into interview and there are 30 people in the room, yo ubetter have 30 resumes. IF your resume is over 1 page long gtfo. Our CEO resume is 1 page long. That was always our first cut, 50 resumes, 30 of them in the trash because more than one page. If you parked cars at a car dealership, dont say I parked cars, say I managed our inventory. Be creative, don't lie. Have your references already printed up on a sheet of paper and ready. If they have the same last name as you, youre not getting hired. The only ONLY jewelry you should have on is a watch. If I so much as see your cell phone its getting smashed. If I hear it, you're getting smashed. If you have a neck tattoo, kill yourself. On the drive to the interview, talk to yourself, ask yourself every question and then answer it. They will ask you some stupid question about "a time when you felt a certain way" overwhelmed, challenged ect, how did you overcome it. If you dont have a killer answer, make it up. THey have no way of knowing. But plan it out. Have prepared stories that you can make fit certain questions. If you are a hot chick, you will probably be hired.



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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    Use paragraphs.



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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    Quote Originally Posted by CyArob View Post
    Use paragraphs.
    dont do as i do



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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    "Bring more copies of your resume than you planned on giving out."

    Interesting. I am not sure why this is because it seems like most of the time I've encountered someone who flat out isn't accepting resumes and then proceeds to tell you to apply online.


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    Re: Engineering Career Fair a Week Away

    Quote Originally Posted by bringmagicback View Post
    Im not involved in it but Ive interviewed a lot of people. dont wear a black suit, black shirt and red tie. Never wear a black shirt unless you are going to prom or are a ******* idiot. Wear a dress belt (skinny) not the one you got at american eagle for homecoming in high school. If you cant afford one, steal one. Do not wear a neon green shirt. Dont wear orange. tan pants tan socks, black pants black socks, blue pants blue socks. Clean your shoes you *******. Shoe polish costs like 3 dollars and will last you a lifetime. If you have an American eagle logo on your dress shirt I will **** punch you out the window. Bring a pile of resumes more than you would ever think you need. If you come into interview and there are 30 people in the room, yo ubetter have 30 resumes. IF your resume is over 1 page long gtfo. Our CEO resume is 1 page long. That was always our first cut, 50 resumes, 30 of them in the trash because more than one page. If you parked cars at a car dealership, dont say I parked cars, say I managed our inventory. Be creative, don't lie. Have your references already printed up on a sheet of paper and ready. If they have the same last name as you, youre not getting hired. The only ONLY jewelry you should have on is a watch. If I so much as see your cell phone its getting smashed. If I hear it, you're getting smashed. If you have a neck tattoo, kill yourself. On the drive to the interview, talk to yourself, ask yourself every question and then answer it. They will ask you some stupid question about "a time when you felt a certain way" overwhelmed, challenged ect, how did you overcome it. If you dont have a killer answer, make it up. THey have no way of knowing. But plan it out. Have prepared stories that you can make fit certain questions. If you are a hot chick, you will probably be hired.
    Bringin it STRONG.

    I agree with all of it - for the record.



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