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Turn a Career Fair into a Job Offer

April 1st, 2014 by sressler447

This year’s Career Fair was held in the Recreation Center and had over 80 employers in attendance.  The student attendance was also extremely impressive with over 450 students participating throughout the two and a half time frame. The environment was very professional, including a professional photographer offering free LinkedIn photos.

In the Field House is where all various organizations had their booths set up. There was a floor plan that gave students the opportunity to find the location of employers they were targeting.

Now that the Career Fair is over, students should keep in contact with the professionals they met at the fair. The ultimate goal is to maintain a positive and long lasting relationship with that individual. There are many ways to go about this, such as adding them to your LinkedIn connections or sending them a thank you letter or email and attach your resume. 

Warning: Don't Become a "Resolutioner"

January 9th, 2014 by jconole

Following a long and hopefully fulfilling and fruitful holiday season, the New Year brings about inspiration in many of us. After indulging ourselves in various ways, exercise goals, nutrition goals, and money-saving goals abound. For those planning a career transition, this time of year also stimulates motivation (or panic?) to search, network, apply, interview, and secure that coveted dream job upon graduation.

Most of us “Resolutioners” will fall off the wagon sometime between now and March. For those preparing to graduate this spring, a March relapse could spell disaster for your job search efforts. Here are a few simple tips to get you started and keep you on track:

Welcome to the Career Center Blog!

November 13th, 2012 by cmiceli763

My name is Kathleen Kiely and I am currently at senior at RWU. I am a journalism major and have been working at the Career Center since my freshman year; this is my first year in the Career Assistant position. I studied abroad during the fall 2011 semester in Australia. Besides working at the Career Center and attending classes, I also find time to be the Promotions Director for 88.3 WQRI, the campus radio station, and I am also a staff reporter for the Hawks Herald. I attempt to have somewhat of a social life in my spare time, but it doesn’t always work out.

How to find an internship

November 2nd, 2012 by cmiceli763

You wouldn’t believe how many people come into the Career Center asking how to get an internship. Here’s a brief synopsis of what your career advisor is going to tell you.

Step 1 – Look on Hawk’s Hunt.

Our database is full of internships, co-ops, full-time, and part-time positions from all sorts of employers. Check it out by going here: Hawk's Hunt Login . If you haven’t changed it, your username is your email before the @ (tsmith291) and your password is your ID number (0765313). Do a quick search of job postings and see if anything interests you. The application process will be posted there.

Step 2 – Look on indeed.com.

Or any other site that posts jobs, for that matter. There are tons and tons of listings on these sites. Generally the application process will be listed there like in Hawk’s Hunt, if not: locate an email address and shoot someone a quick (yet professional) message expressing your interest in the position and how you can go about applying.

Step 3 – Google!