Just In Time Hiring and Internship Fair
Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:00am-3:00pm
If you have not found a full-time job or summer internship, this is your opportunity to connect with employers
that are still hiring. All employers will have opportunities for internships and/or full-time positions.
Remember, the fair is open only to CU-Boulder students and alumni - IDs will be checked at the door.
Don't think there are any companies looking for your major? Think again!
Did you know that some companies are looking for people who would be a good fit (i.e. motivated, driven, hard working individuals)
in addition to those with specific majors? It's true! Just because you don't see your major listed in the fair guide doesn't mean
there's not a place for you at your dream company!
Here are some tips to market yourself to companies that don't list your major...
1.) DO YOUR RESEARCH - Don't go up to the company and expect them to tell you everything that they do. Check out their website ahead of time and familiarize yourself with their industry so you can ask them thoughtful questions that show you know who they are and at the very least, have a general idea of what they do. This will put you ahead of the students who ask a rep from the company, "So, what does your company do?" and will show that you care about that company.
2.) DON'T LIMIT YOURSELF TO A CERTAIN INDUSTRY - All companies, regardless of their industry (engineering, accounting, biomedical, etc.) have a variety of departments such as administration, accounting, creative/communications, etc. where you can put your skills, strengths and your personality to work! It's up to you to ask.
3.) BRAND YOURSELF - Come up with an 15-20 second elevator speech that explains who you are, why you'd be a great fit for the company and what unique professional skills set you apart from the rest of the competition.
Some ideas include:
- Why you're passionate about working for that particular company
- Highlighting your communication or leadership skills
- Mentioning an innovative contribution you've made at a past job
- What you can provide to this company that will blow the rest of the competition out of the water
4.) NETWORK - Develop a professional relationship with employers at companies you're interested in and keep in touch from time to time. Employers have told us that they prefer to see students early on (as freshmen or sophomores) because it helps them to remember that student when it comes to hiring for a job or internship. This can be beneficial for when you're ready down the road for an internship or job.
Our office organizes many workshops to prepare you for the fair.
Please see our Student Events Calendar,
or look under the Career Events tab in Career Buffs for more details.