Don’t forget to stop by Gibbs Recreation Center from 10am-3pm tomorrow for the Career & Internship Expo!
Checklist for Career Expo:
☐ Register to attend and look at company lists here
☐ Print out resumes
☐ Practice your pitch that makes you unique
☐ Get pumped with the best motivational speech ever!
“5 things we wish we would have known about Career Expo” – Upperclassmen Edition
“I wish I would have attended the career expo as a freshman because it would have been a good opportunity to practice conversations with potential employees. Also, I wish I had brought copies of [my] resume’ to the expo.”
–Evan Neustater, Junior, CEVE
“It would have been helpful to look at the companies that would be attending before going to the expo, so you can prepare what kind of questions you should ask them and to do your research beforehand.”
–Linda Giang, Senior, EEB
“Remember to hit up the photobooth at the expo to get your LinkedIn picture!”
–Lisa Chiba, Senior, CHBE
“1. Look at the company list online before you go and plan out which companies you want to approach by looking at their profiles. This will save you time and make the expo less overwhelming.
2. Print out copies of your resume based on how many companies you are choosing to apply to. Bring extra copies so you don’t run out.
3. Look your best because there are opportunities to get professional pictures taken for free.
4. Plan out a short pitch that describes your interests and professional accomplishments. Also have questions prepared so that you can find out more about the positions that are available and so you know how to apply.”
–Naina Noorani, Junior, CHBE
“Talk to companies that you do not know well. It is a good way to practice your pitch and also explore your career interest. Even if you have already landed a summer internship or job, go build relationships. Ask for contact info from the recruiters and initiate coffee chats if you happen to be in the same area in the future.”
–Zhifan Li, Senior, Computer Science & Psychology
- Research the companies and bring enough copies of resumes ie. more than 2
- Look good and take a professional headshot
- Prepare your pitch: be ready to answer the “tell me about yourself” and “why should we hire you” kinds of questions
Still need help before Expo?
Thursday 2/4: 11-2pm @Coffeehouse
Stop by the CCD Express table outside the Coffee House for resume reviews, interview tips, and information about our services!
Thursday 2/4: 11-2pm @Huff House
Meet with alumni volunteers at the Drop-In Hours on a first-come-first-serve basis for 10-15 minutes. This time can be used to either conduct a resume review, discuss how to research and prepare for the Career & Internship Expo, or practice an elevator pitch for meeting recruiters at the Expo.
Friday 2/5: 10am-3pm @Career expo
Find a Peer Career Advisor volunteer or stop by the Owl Career Mentor Nest to practice your pitch and get all your questions answered.