careerBUZZ: Preparing for the Spring Job and Internship Fair 101

Monday, February 9, 2015 - 9:10am

With a new year comes a new semester filled with millions of opportunities, practically spilling out of the doors of The Pomerantz Career Center, starting with the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Here’s a few ways to get involved, enhance your networking and make the best out of your experience at the Job and Internship Fair:

1. Career Series for International Students: Preparation for Job & Internship Fair-Tuesday, February 17, 2015-5:00pm to 6:30pm

University Capitol Centre, 2390 200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa

Prepare for the Job Fair by learning how to make a positive first-impression, practicing your elevator speech to use employers, and practicing your handshake. Like a boss.

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2. Career Series for International Students: Resume Workshop-Tuesday, February 17, 2015-5:00pm to 6:30pm

University Capitol Centre, 2390 200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa

Bring your current resume to receive feedback and find out what employers crave in a high-quality United States style resume.

3. Prepare for the Fair Sessions

All sessions take place in Library Learning Commons, 1103/1105

Wednesday, February 18, 2015-3:30pm to 4:00pm

Sunday, February 22, 2015-8:30pm to 9:00pm

Monday, February 23, 2015-12:30pm to 1:00pm

Monday, February 23, 2015-2:30pm to 3:00pm

Monday, February 23, 2015-3:30pm to 4:00pm

Tuesday, February 24, 2015-12:30pm to 1:00pm

Tuesday, February 24, 2015-2:00pm to 2:30pm

Tuesday, February 24, 2015-3:30pm to 4:00pm

These sessions will equip you with tips for the upcoming fair, research help, possible questions for employers and other general preparation information. In order to land your dream job and internship, consider attending one of these many sessions to shake out the nerves so you don’t end up like this…

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4. Consider Iowa Networking Night-Connecting UI Students and Iowa Employers-Tuesday, February 24, 2015-5:30pm to 7:00pm

University Capitol Centre, 2390 200 South Capitol Street, Iowa City, Iowa

Network with representatives of Iowa companies in order to introduce yourself to recruiters who may not plan on attending the Spring Job and Internship Fair. Light refreshments will be provided. Business casual dress. For more information: http://careers.uiowa.edu/consider-iowa-networking

5. Spring Job & Internship Fair-Wednesday, February 25, 2015-11:00am-4:00pm

Iowa Memorial Union, Main Lounge & 2nd Floor Ballroom

Come talk to over 150 employers about internship and full-time opportunities. Bring your resume and dress professionally. For more information: http://careers.uiowa.edu/spring-job-internship-fair

Check out the Career Fair App here: Android// iOS

Take advantage of these great opportunities and in turn land a great job or internship opportunity!

What are you waiting for?

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Written by Emily Fisher, Student Blogger

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