Career Fair - Wednesday

Discussion in 'Campus Life' started by KFitzy87, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. KFitzy87

    KFitzy87 Guest

    A half hour in... Who's going today, and what is your plan for when you get there? For those who have been, did anything stand out/catch your eye?

    I'm probably gonna go around 4-4:30 myself.
     
  2. Cychotiic

    Cychotiic Well-Known Member

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    Wait why is there a career fair today. The career fair was yesterday
     
  3. CyArob

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    This.
     
  4. longtimeclone

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    I think this is the business one.

    Also what was the deal with yesterday's? Why did it take so long to get in?
     
  5. cyclonespiker33

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    Damn freshmen...
     
  6. CyArob

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    Maybe the new way they were doing name tags? I really don't know. I got there at the start, so there was no line.
     
  7. longtimeclone

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    Yeah I saw they had something where you could get a professionally printed name tag if you brought your id. Kind of seems like a waste to me, but maybe if kids nowadays didn't have such worrible handwriting it wouldn't matter.
     
  8. Cycl1

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    lol, why not jsut say **** the name tag, everything on the name tag can be said in 10 seconds during a handshake. Hi my name is Batman, and i am majoring in criminal asskicking.
     
  9. azepp

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    Huh, what?
     
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  10. ISUAgronomist

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    Exactly. It's been several years obviously but I never wore a name tag at career day. Never had a problem getting the pick of several internships.
     
  11. Bader

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    Rep for catching that before the edit, well done
     
  12. nhclone

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    Iowa State is considering having more than one major offered in the future and wants to gauge the interest from potenital future employers.
     
  13. Cycl1

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    Pretty popular major in the greek community.
     
  14. Rabbuk

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    I challenge whoever there to make up a fake name, name drop it and then sell it to the respective place that that person works there and you are good friends with them.
     
  15. KFitzy87

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    Agree that name tags are for wussies. And yes there's a career fair today to you high and mighty engineers
     
  16. snowcraig2.0

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    Make sure you guys act like you know everything. Then act like you should be entitled to a 6 figure salary starting off. Employers love that.
     
  17. KFitzy87

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    Got it :jimlad:
     
  18. nhclone

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    I've found that eye contact really bothers some potential employers. I noticed people were much more receptive when I instead chose a spot to stare approximately 1 foot below the eyes. This seemed to work especially well on female representatives.
     
  19. VikesFan5

    VikesFan5 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking about going today around the same time as you, Fitzy. Wanna go around to booths tag-teaming our conversations with employers like in Step Brothers?
     
  20. KFitzy87

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    Vikes! Business 101 - We will appear not confident in ourselves alone if we do that! :policeman:

    We might be able to make it happen though if we show up in very bright colors such as hot pink or neon green... That shows we are confident in ourselves and it should offset us being together :jimlad:
     

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