Are you part of a product team innovating in the retail sector? Apply for a VIP on-campus “pop-up shop” merchandise marketing and selling experience during ASU Family Weekend!
Sign up for Devils Invent High and solve problems for high schoolers, October 25–27
Join the next Devils Invent event, a weekend long design-challenge! Work in...
Join us for Fulton Schools Family Weekend events, November 8–9!
Packed with fun activities for all Sun Devils and their family members, Family...
Get your professional portrait taken at Open Studio in October
We provide free professional portraits to all Fulton Schools students and...
Apply for undergraduate and graduate research funding with FURI and MORE by October 22!
Want to get involved in the Fulton Undergraduate Research Initiative? Now is...
Join the next ASU I-Corps Series training — an assumption/hypothesis-testing, customer-focused discovery process to gather important insights needed to maximize the impact of their innovations.’
Sri Hari Jayakumar, Sheran Dass and Akshay Kumar Dileep, three Fulton Schools graduate students and friends from Chennai, India, took inspiration from their own college application experience to win an award in their first U.S. hackathon competition — Sunhacks 2019, hosted at ASU in September.
Do you want an edge in your future career? Do you want to make an impact? Come learn tips and tricks from the pros to advance your career, life and ideas – and make it happen.
Featuring a short talk on how “It’s not the idea, it’s the effort,” and a pitch from the student founder of Sensagrate, Darryl Keeton.
“Screening interviews”, as well as regular interviews, are frequently conducted via phone. Even though students today are usually seen using their cell phones, most of the time, they are communicating via text or in another way that is different from a traditional phone call. Unlike, Baby Boomers and Gen-Xers, who spent a large part of their teen years socializing on a telephone, many of you might be uncomfortable (and possibly even stressed) by the idea of a “phone interview”. This is understandable. Allow me to share a few tips.
First of all, make sure that you have set your cellphone mailbox to accept messages; and, that you have recorded a professional sounding voicemail for answering calls. When you must leave a message, speak slowly and distinctly. Say your name, telephone number, and briefly, state the purpose of your call. I recommend that you spell your name, especially if it is uncommon. There are a few letters that are difficult to distinguish: b/d/p/t, s/f, and m/n. You could use the NATO phonetic alphabet; or, make up your own examples like I do. When spelling my last name, I say “Donahue, D as in David, O, N as in Nancy, A, H, U, E.” Remember, slowly and distinctly. On more than one occasion, I have not been able to return a phone call because I could not make out the person’s name and phone number.
When planning for a phone appointment, be sure to verify the time, especially since the person with whom you will be speaking may be in a different time zone. It’s a good idea to be available an hour earlier as well as later – just in case Daylight Savings Time causes confusion. Select a quiet place and use a landline, if possible. Believe it or not, when you are smiling, your voice sounds more pleasant. You could have a mirror or a sign that says “SMILE” to remind you.
Not being able to see the other person and read facial expressions and body language does present challenges. Therefore, it is extremely important to listen very carefully and ask for a repeat or clarification if you are unsure of what has been said.
There are also some positives to the telephone interview. You do not have to be concerned about driving in traffic or figuring out where to go. There are no worries about a handshake with sweaty palms. You can spread out your notes, your resume and a list of questions you want to ask. Finally, remember to have a drink of water nearby.
If you would like to practice, phone appointments with Fulton Schools peer career coaches are an available option in Handshake.
Joyce Donahue is a Certified Career Counselor in the Fulton Schools Career Center.
Develop a solution to an autonomous driving challenge and win a $5,000 scholarship — enter by December 6
October is National Cybersecurity Month, and ASU wants to celebrate with a student video contest! ASU’s University Technology Office is sponsoring a video contest. Join for some great prizes.
Students with the best videos can win up to $250 in gift cards!Submit your video today to email@example.com!
In the era of “fake news” it’s important to develop effective news-reading habits. The ASU Library now makes available free digital access to both the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times for all faculty, staff and students.
When browsing from the “ASU” Wi-Fi network, access to the New York Times is free. Off-campus, you’ll need to register. All access to the Wall Street Journal requires registration.
You can register for free access to the New York Times and Wall Street Journal from anywhere through the ASU Library.
The Fulton Schools Career Exploration Night is a fun, informal event for first-year students to speak with experienced professionals. This is a great opportunity for students to learn more about their careers and make the best of their time at ASU — but we can’t make it a success without you!
Earn Dean’s Funding Points for your student org and volunteer for a variety of positions that help make the event possible.
Please check-in for your shift at the volunteer table near the second-floor elevators.
A Global Futures Special Seminar — Tangier Island, Virginia: Reflecting on the Coast’s First Climate Change Casualty, October 8–9
Listen to journalist Earl Swift discuss the story of a community facing extinction from climate change at these talks.