Last chance: Final week before the career fair — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Over the past several weeks, I’ve been writing about preparing for the career fair. Some of you have already fine-tuned and polished your résumé (and had it reviewed), have your professional attire ready to wear, identified and researched your top companies and thought about what you are going to say. Since it’s impossible to be over prepared, you can spend time this week doing more research on companies and practicing your pitch — that 30 second commercial you will use to introduce yourself to employers. (Remember to practice out loud.)

If you have not yet begun preparing, don’t panic! The Fulton Schools Career Center is offering workshops this week.

Jori Psencik, University Recruiting Manager from Texas Instruments, will be giving presentations on Friday, February 24, 2017. I hope that many of you will take advantage of this special opportunity to learn about career fairs and interviewing from the viewpoint of a hiring manager! The noon and 3 p.m. presentations are the same. Select those that best fit your schedule.

Spring Career Super Session co-presented with Texas Instruments
noon–1 p.m. — Are You Career Fair Ready?
1:30–2:30 p.m. — You Got the Interview, Now What?
3–4 p.m. — Are You Career Fair Ready? (repeat)
Schwada Building (SCOB) 201, Tempe campus [map]

If none of our events fit your schedule, you can find lots of information on the Fulton Schools Career Center website.

If you have questions or need extra help, you can make an appointment with a Fulton Schools peer career peer coach. On the Tempe campus, call our office to make appointments: 480-965-2966. To make an appointment at the Polytechnic campus, schedule through Sun Devil CareerLink.

Finally, Polytechnic campus students: consider making the trip to the Tempe campus. Tempe campus students: think about going out to the Polytechnic campus. There is shuttle service between our campuses.

Take advantage of as many opportunities as possible!

Remember, successful performance is the result of 90 percent preparation and 10 percent flawless execution!


Joyce Donahue is a career counselor in the Fulton Schools Career Center. She is a nationally certified career counselor and holds “Master Career Counselor” membership status in the National Career Development Association.