Beware of scams! Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019 in Career, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

I want to welcome everyone back to campus and wish you a Happy New Year!

It’s time to start getting ready for the spring recruiting season. Employers are currently registering for the Fulton Schools Career Fair next month. In the near future, we will be posting the schedule of career fair prep presentations and rapid résumé reviews. It is also time to update, not only your résumé, but your profiles in Handshake and LinkedIn as well.

Employers are using websites, job boards, social media and email to post information about opportunities and to find talent. Unfortunately, scammers are using these tools too. As you are enthusiastically seeking internships and jobs, be sure to take steps to ensure that you will not become a victim.

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Job/Internship Seekers’ Career Conference — Sabrina’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019 in Career, Graduate Students, International Students, Students |

On Monday, December 17, 2018, the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering provided a unique opportunity for students to get valuable insight on the hiring process. Members of the Fulton Schools Career Center staff and distinguished guests offered vital information for both underclassmen seeking internships and soon-to-be grads applying to full-time positions. As an undergraduate peer career coach employed at the Engineering Career Center, Sabrina Leigh-Godfrey witnessed fantastic presentations from our staff and guests, and compiled some of the best tips from the conference:

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Happy Holidays! Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week

Posted by on Dec 16, 2018 in Career |

This is the time of year for celebrating. Many of you will be getting together with family and friends. Those of you who will be staying in the Valley should have opportunities to enjoy fantastic weather and special seasonal events. Personally, I love traditions. This includes continuing old ones, starting new ones and learning about those observed by others.

What does celebrating holidays have to do with careers? When you are sharing experiences and learning about others you are building relationships. Building relationships is the secret to successful networking. Learning about someone else’s culture, enjoying sporting or theatrical events together or meeting friends’ families can be opportunities to practice your interpersonal skills — and have fun at the same time.

All of us at the Fulton Schools Career Center wish each of you a season filled with pleasant experiences, valued friendships, delightful memory-making, good health and joy. Happy Holidays!

 

Joyce Donahue is a Certified Career Counselor in the Fulton Schools Career Center.

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