Career Fair prep workshops and panels, Sep. 15–24


September 16, 2015

MIT Career fair prep events

Career Services is offering workshops and employer resumé critiques throughout September.

How to Work a Career Fair, Tue., Sep. 15th, 3–4:00 pm, Bldg. 3-270 
Many students are overwhelmed when attempting to navigate a career fair with hundreds of employers.  This workshop you will learn what to do in preparation for the fair, what to do at the fair, and what to do after the fair.  The fair is an excellent opportunity to connect with employers — create a strategy that will help you in this competitive employment environment! All GECD events are open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Advanced registration requested via CareerBridge

The Art of Behavioral Interviewing, Wed., Sep. 16, 2–3:30 pm, Bldg. 5-234
While your technical skills will get you the interview, it is your behavioral attributes that will get you the job.  This session will discuss preparation and strategies for a successful interview.  In addition, sample behavioral interview questions will be provided along with tips on how to answer these tough questions. All GECD events are open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Advanced registration requested via CareerBridge

Ace the Case with Putnam Associates. Wed, Sep. 16, 5–6:30 pm, Bldg. 6-120
Stop by to learn the DOs and DON’Ts of a successful case interview from Putnam Associates. Putnam Associates is a premier strategy consulting firm dedicated to the life sciences, whose clients include all of the top-10 global biopharmaceutical companies, many of the top -10 global brands, as well as venture backed biotechs, device, and rare disease franchises. All GECD events are open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Advanced registration requested via CareerBridge           

Resumes and Cover Letters 101, Tue., Sep. 22, 5:30–7 pm, Bldg. 3-270
Come learn the essential components of a strong resume and cover letter from a career expert as you prepare for the Fall Career Fair. All GECD events are open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Advanced registration requested via CareerBridge

Thinking about a Master’s degree? Thu., Sep. 24, 6–7:30 pm, Bldg. 4-145
Join MIT Sloan Admissions representatives for an on-campus information session to learn about what makes MIT Sloan distinctive, the various masters program offerings, and the ins-and-outs of the application process. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and meet program representatives from MBA, LGO, SDM, SCM, and MFin. Pizza will be served. RSVP here

Resume Drop-ins: GECD will be offering drop-in resume critiques to help students prepare for the Fall Career Fair on Sept 25. These quick 15 minute meetings with a GECD staff member will take place in the TSR space (16-159) every weekday, Sep. 14– 24. This service is available to all MIT students and recent alumni of the Institute.  No appointment is necessary, but there may be a wait. For hours, please see below:
Sep. 14– 21,  11 am – 5 pm;  Sep. 22–24, 11 am – 6 pm

Employer Resume Critiques: What do employers really want to see on a resume? You can ask them! Employer Resume Critiques are an opportunity to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth: what about your resume they like, and what they think could be better. Sep. 15–17, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on the 2nd floor of Building E39.
Sign up in CareerBridge under “On-Campus Interviews.” Click on “Interviews I Qualify For” and do an Advanced Search for “Employer Resume Critiques.”

Check for more Career Fair Prep Week events. See a complete list of company presentations on campus like Bain & Company, Sonos Inc,  and GE. To learn more about careers in medicine, you can speak to a Prehealth Advisor by calling 617-715–5328.

GECD contact for more info: livngood@mit.edu

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