Career fairs are a great tool for students looking for jobs or internships. Learn about different career paths and ask your career questions directly to employers. Develop and implement your professional image and build confidence in approaching employers. 5 tips to make the most of a career fair: • Review the list of participating employers in advance and identify which employers/organizations are most important or … Continue reading 5 ways to prepare for a job fair
By Naomi Kolb As graduation approaches, I find myself in the same boat as many of my fellow soon-to-be-alumni: I still don’t have a job or other obligation lined up for after graduation on June 17th. In the hopes of securing a job soon, I thought that I’d share part of my job-hunting experience. . . by the numbers. Days since I submitted my first … Continue reading Job Hunting By The Numbers
By: Sharon Nellist Can you imagine going into your senior year and doubt the major that you have so painstakingly been working toward the last few years? Well, I certainly can. HELP! My most recent thoughts: I am certain of the type of job I am looking for…. But will my current major get me there? Will my major hurt my chances of getting this … Continue reading STUMPED in Stumptown…
By: Shezad Khan A lot of us have had jobs we don’t like, and a lot of you currently have a job that you don’t like. My only advice is for you to quit. It may sound a bit irrational, but quitting my previous job was one of the best decisions I’ve made. Unlike most people, I quit my job before I found a new one. But … Continue reading QUIT!
By: Sharon Jackson Anxiously awaiting to embark on my grand excursion to England in a few weeks, I have taken up a few temp jobs this summer. What I absolutely love about temp work is that you could call it a “paid internship.” Temp jobs are a fantastic opportunity to work, gain valuable skills, and begin potentially beneficial relationships at various businesses, non-profits, etc. in … Continue reading Permanent change from temporary work
by Jenna Rae Tucker Well here we go again, graduation time. This time it is with a master’s degree. You know what that means? JOB APPLICATIONS! Hooray. That was sarcasm. If you didn’t read it snarkily in your head, go back and read it again. Filling out applications is the worst. How awesome should I say I am? How do I appear super confident but … Continue reading Grand Master Jenna: From graduation to job applications
By: Guru T. Gundappa Time to get serious! This month’s career fairs at PSU provide a perfect opportunity, as I realized last year, to start the search for summer internships, full-time jobs and jobs at non-profits. The Engineering & Technology Career Fair on Feb 12 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Smith Union Ballroom is for those of you who are tech-savvy like … Continue reading Career fair could equal internship. It did for me.