January 24, 2011
By Kayla Green
With the spring 2011 Job Fair just around the corner, are you prepared to put your best foot forward? Check out the Career Center's Resume Rush along with other resources to ensure you're going to make your best impression.
The spring 2011 Job Fair is Feb. 2 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom. The Job Fair is an opportunity for students to meet and network with various employers within their fields.
Often, the employers at the Job Fair have built relationships with Colorado State University and the Career Center, making it easier for students to begin their post-CSU career.
This spring's Job Fair will have over 100 employers offering jobs, internships, and opportunities for networking. Of those employers, 20 companies will be offering next day interviews.
While employers understand that many students are rushing in and out of classes and time commitments are strained, it is always encouraged to put your best effort forward when presenting yourself.
Some tips to consider:
In response to the increasing student demand for the Career Center's Resume Rush program, this year there will be seven days devoted to helping students perfect their resumes.
Resume Rush will host 11 different employers who actively hire students and grads. Employers, such as Target, HP, and Dish Network, will be available from Jan. 24-Feb. 1 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Career Center to critique your resume.
For students wanting to get a head start on their career search, the Career Center offers a variety of resources to help with just that. Varying from noon hour workshops to online resources, the Career Center can help you get a head start on your future plans.
Perhaps the most widely known Career Center resource is CareerRAM. CareerRAM gives students and alumni the ability to upload resumes, search for jobs and internships, and sign up for interviews.
By utilizing CareerRAM, as well as the other online resources the Career Center offers, students will be better prepared to leave the CSU nest.
In addition to the online resources and job fairs, the Career Center also offers Noon Hour Workshops designed to help you improve your presence, confidence, and skills as you embark on your journey to the 'real world'.
Typically, the workshops cover:
And, as always, it is recommended to get to know your career counselor. By doing so early in your college years, you can learn about jobs, internships, resume tactics, and other resources that are available to you. Plus, if your career counselor knows you and your interests, they can inform you of possible opportunities you would like as they arise.