The Career Games: We All Volunteer As Tributes

Written on 12:54 PM by Xavier Career Development

Hello fellow Musketeers and welcome back to what is going to be a great year here at Xavier University! The month of September has kicked off which means leaves are covering the ground, pumpkin spiced lattes are back, and let’s not forget something equally as exciting and important: The Fall Career Fair! The Career Fair is the time twice a year where all of us Xavier students are able to step forward, present our best professional selves, and throw ourselves into the working world force hoping to come out of the district (our in our case, Cintas Center) a winner! The Career Fair is Tuesday, September 16 from 3:00-6:00 in Cintas Center. For those who may not be familiar with what the Career Fair is, it is an event where over 84 registered organizations (such as Luxxotica, Dewey’s, and Kroger) will have the chance to meet students and alumni interested in full time and part time jobs, as well as internship positions.

The Fall Career Fair is not something to be intimated by, but is something that should be given some time and effort prior to attending- much like attending class! One word is going to lead to key success at the Fall Career Fair: research! Doing your research beforehand allows you to know both the employers present and whom they are looking to hire. Having this prepared knowledge is going to save yourself and the employers from wasting time and allows for more efficiency all around!

A few pro-tips that will allow for a successful career fair:
·         Research companies that are attending the fair, and match those to your degree and interest(s.)
·         Prioritize your time!
-          Stop by organizations that you are strongly interested in first.
-          Next, stop by organizations that may not be hiring in your field but you still have an interest in.
-          Finally, network yourself! Make yourself known-you never know when a recruiter could think of you!

After you have completed your research and are ready to attend the fair, keep the following in mind:
·         Re-vamp your resume and bring multiple copies with you!
·         Dress professionally and appropriately.
·         Be confident- keep eye contact and practice a firm handshake!
·         Most importantly, just be yourself!

Whether this will be the first career fair you attend, or this may be one of your final career fairs here at Xavier, the Career Development Office is always here to help and answer any questions you may have.

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May the odds be ever in your favor,
Jenny Mendoza

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