“Hey, Mom. What do you think about me going into the Peace Corps?” “I don’t want to say no, … but I don’t want to say yes.” It can be difficult to find a career path for those who don’t have a specific passion or interest. Some people have it easy and know exactly what… Read More Now What? A Guide to Finding the Right Career Path for You
Recently, I attended my first two college career fairs with vastly different experiences after each one. Because the first career fair was a trial, there was significantly less pressure and I enjoyed myself. I was, however, required to attend the second career fair for the Professionalism course I am enrolled in; I found it much… Read More Don’t Lie at Career Fairs, and Other Lessons Learned.
The University of Arkansas Career Fair for All Majors / Veterans Fair hosted by the University of Arkansas Career Services was an educational experience that served as a great introduction to the world of professionalism. This was the first career fair I had ever attended, so it was fresh and exciting to enter a room… Read More Come Work for Us (or Not): My First Career Fair and How to Get Through Future Fairs
If you are not a morning person, drink more coffee. A cup of coffee can even be a unifying method – something to casually joke about or mention, and create a bond or humanizing effect between the sleep deprived college student and the bored recruiter. Everyone has heard the idiom, “The early bird catches the… Read More The Early Bird Goes to Career Fair
The very idea of a career fair had me turning two shades of red a month ago. A room full of potential employers watching my every move…No thanks! Little did I know that these events are only as intense as you make them. Through a slow immersion process I found a lot more can be… Read More Practice Makes Perfect at Career Fairs
Career fairs are a place of desperation akin to speed dating. The people there are looking for just the right match. At the end of the night they might settle for someone less qualified to fulfill their needs, but they are all searching for mister or miss or missus right. The vendors stand there at… Read More Speed Dating for Employment
Imagine a place where you have exactly 30-seconds or less, starting from when the recruiter first sees you, to sell yourself in a way that makes them want to give you the opportunity to apply for a job. Now imagine this place is filled with hundreds of people all dressed in suits, and like you… Read More Hello My Name Is….