It’s finally fall and what better way to get a jumpstart on the year than to find your perfect career match! Don’t sweat the hard stuff. Temple University’s Career Center keeps it simple for its students. Providing workshops and opportunities, students will have the chance to learn the ins and outs of what it takes to land their dream jobs.
With over 111 employers coming to campus it can get pretty intense especially if you have no idea what you’re doing. The Career Center’s own Lu Ann Cahn, Temple SMC’s Director for Career Services, provided some key tips on what students should keep an eye out for and what to stay away from during such an exciting week.
- Having a resume is better than nothing
Even if you have a resume with a few credentials it’s still something to work with rather than walking in empty-handed. Also, you should always have your resume looked over by at least one other person. It’ll give you an outside perspective on what you may need to work on for future reference.
- Check the dress code!
It’s important to know what the required attire is prior to attending these events. Some panels ask for business casual (slacks and a polo for men and a dress or skirt and blouse for women). Others may require professional dress (suits for men and knee length dresses and pencil skirts with a nice blouse for women). First impressions are everything!
- Start from the bottom and work your way up
Don’t begin a job fair by going up to the employer you’re most excited to meet. This especially applies if it is your first one. It’s best to meet with an employer you’re not as ecstatic or nervous to meet. It helps getting the jitters out.
- Always ask for a business card
You never know who you will meet. Asking for a business card allows you to follow up with that employer. It may lead to an internship that may lead to a job that could change your whole life.
The University-Wide Job & Internship Fair will be held in the Temple Student Pavillion Wednesday, October 5th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Professional dress is required. More information can be found at temple.edu/careercenter.