IUPUI Fall Career Week lets student explore careers, learn tips to land a job
October 4, 2012
- Rich Schneider
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Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis students will have the chance to explore majors and careers during Fall Career Week, Oct. 8 to 11. More than 40 events are planned, including sessions that link majors to careers and sessions that offer help with job interviews, resumes and internships.
At the IUPUI Etiquette Luncheon, the kickoff event of IUPUI Fall Career Week, students can learn the basics of dining etiquette while showcasing their skills to employers, faculty and administrators. The presenter will be Anthony Cawdron, the events coordinator and house manager at Westwood, the official residence of Purdue University’s president. Buy your $10 nonrefundable tickets at the Jagtag Office in the Campus Center by noon Oct. 5.
In another session, students will be shown how to dress professionally and appropriately for a job interview or for work.
Several sessions will target job interviews, including one that focuses on mistakes job applicants make and tips on how to avoid them. A second session recommends job interview strategies that students can use to set themselves apart. Students will then be able to practice their new job interviewing skills during a third session in which recruiters and hiring managers from a variety of Indianapolis businesses will conduct mock interviews.
Employers and recruiters from various fields will be at one session to critique students’ resumes. Another session will show students how to list the skills they acquired at part-time jobs or in other experiences on their resume in a meaningful way.
Fall Career Week also offers a number of sessions about career paths that lead from an array of academic majors. Other sessions will offer information and tips about applying to graduate and professional programs and how studying abroad can influence career development.