A representative from the K- Force employment agency will be presenting today’s MAP on how to be successful in your interviews, as well as other job search success tips. This is a great opportunity for you to learn from a professional business person who places people in jobs every day. Hope to see you there!
Are you prepared? Have you registered and researched the companies who will be attending, and have a game plan for talking with each of them? Have you polished your resume? Do you have an elevator pitch (15-30 seconds on who you are and what you’re looking for?) Are you planning to bring something professional to collect things in? (A bag or pad-folio can go a long way!) And last but not least, are you prepared to be professionally dressed?
Business etiquette for professional attire can vary based on gender. Here are some helpful tips when considering attire for the Career Fair.
Men: Your suit should fit, be ironed, nicely tailored, and conservative regarding color choices. A tie is almost always a good idea, and make sure you have shined, closed-toed shoes (with matching socks) as well. Your shoes and belt should match if you choose to wear one, be careful of too much cologne, and make sure your facial hair is kept neat. Piercings and tattoos should be minimized or covered if possible.
Women: Your suit should fit, be nicely tailored, avoid overpowering patterns, and be conservative regarding color choices. Avoid distracting jewelry, revealing clothing, overpowering perfume, and makeup that could be considered distasteful. Shined, closed toes shoes with low heels are recommended (you will be standing for some time).
All students: Make sure your hair is neat, choose mints over gum, and leave your phone in your pocket/bag unless you’re using it to take down some employer information! And remember…the best thing you can wear is a smile!
Reminder, check IN with Career Services at the elevators on the 3rd floor, and check OUT for MAP miles at the elevator after you’re finished. We will start checking out at approximately 3:30pm, but you should plan to spend some time with the employers in the room!
These are the MAP Events for the week of September 28, 2014.
Concord Wealth Management Presents: Financial Literacy- Fiscal Fitness: Starts at 6:00 PM in State Archives Room A03-0315. MAP Miles earned: 50.
Accounting, Finance and Business Career Fair: Starts at 3:00 PM in CC-3-Ballrooms. MAP Miles earned: 100.
Interview Skills with K-Force: Starts st 11:00 AM in S-02-0063. MAP Miles earned: 50.
Target On Campus Interviewing Prep: Starts at 3:30 PM in S-2-62. MAP Miles earned: 50.
MAP Tip of the Week:
Reminder! Keep your phone in your pocket! Looking down at your phone looks like you’re disrespecting the speaker and you might miss out on important information.
Have you registered, and are you planning to attend the Career Fair next Tuesday? It will be here before you know it! Make sure you’ve signed up in advance under “Career Fairs and Events“. While you’re there, upload your newest resume, check out the employers who are planning to be there, and RESEARCH them! The more you know about the employers, the more they will want to know about you!
What: The Accounting, Finance and Business Career Fair
Who: More than 45 employers from large and small firms, US and International Companies/Organizations
When: Tuesday September 30th, 2014
Where: Campus Center Ballroom, 3rd floor
Why: Because employers are here to recruit UMass Boston students! Let our connections work for you!
Don’t delay, register today!
P.S. On Tuesday, make sure you come to the third floor check in table before you go to the ballroom. It will be right outside the elevator on the 3rd floor. When you’re done, make sure you come back by, and see the MAP program to check out for miles!
The UMass Boston Accounting, Finance and Business Career Fair will take place next week on Tuesday, September 30, from 3:00-6:00 pm and will be held in the Campus Center 3rd floor ballroom. 48 companies have registered to attend so far, and you can view the full list below. This is a great opportunity to find out about jobs and internships as well as to network with recruiters and business professionals. Please register to attend by visiting My Career Online and clicking on the “Career Fairs, Workshops and Events” tab at the top.
If you are planning to attend the UMass Boston Career Fair on September 30, you should bring copies of your resume. If you haven’t had your resume reviewed recently by someone from the Office of Career Services & Internships, you should do one of the following in order to have your resume reviewed.
STOP BY FOR A RESUME QUICK CHECK
- Tuesday, September 23, 11:00-1:00, Campus Center, 1st Floor Terrace
- Thursday, September 25, 11:00-1:00, Campus Center, 1st Floor Terrace
- Monday, September 29, 1:00-3:00, McCormack Building, 2nd Floor
Meet with a Peer Career Advisor (Located in Office of Career Services & Internships, Campus Center, 1st floor, suite 1300)
Walk-In Hours Schedule for September
9:30am-11am & 12:30-4:30am
**Topics covered by PCAs include: Resume Critique, Cover Letter Critique, Overview of MyCareer Online and department website.
These are the MAP Events for the week of September 21, 2014.
Career Services: Career Fair Preparation: Starts at 1:30 PM in CC-2-2545. MAP Miles earned: 50.
Intro to MAP workshop: Starts at 3:00 PM in CC-2-2545. MAP Miles earned: 50.
Concord Wealth Management Presents: Financial Literacy- Financial Drawbacks: Starts ta 6:00 PM in M-1-409. MAP Miles earned: 50
Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Learning Styles: Starts at 12:45 PM in CC-3-3545. MAP Miles earned: 50.
Intro to MAP workshop: Starts at 2:00 PM in CC-3-3540. MAP Miles earned: 50.
Resume Workshop: Starts at 3:00 PM in M-3-430. MAP Miles Earned: 50.
Beta Gamma Sigma Presents: Professional Goal Setting: Starts at 12:45 PM in CC-3-3540. MAP Miles earned: 50.
On campus interview prep: Starts at 2:00 PM in CC-2-2545. MAP Miles earned: 50.
On campus interview prep: Starts at 12:00 PM in CC-3-3545. MAP Miles earned: 50.
MAP Tip of the Week:
Time is money! Please come early to each MAP event, and plan to stay the entire time. Arriving late or slipping out early disrespects the presenter, and makes you look bad! Don’t do it!
PwC has posted three positions on My Career Online, and the deadline for two of them is this Friday, September 19. In order to apply for these positions, you need to apply both on My Career Online and on the PwC website. When you apply on My Career Online, you need to follow the specific directions below:
1) Click on “View Linked Interview Schedule”
2) Click on “Submit my Resume”
They are requiring a resume and unofficial transcript for each position. Also, you need to have had your resume approved by Career Services in order to apply.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Deborah Federico at firstname.lastname@example.org.