More than 600 students attended our annual Fall Career and Internship Fair in the May Room of Wilson Commons October 9. Recruiters from sixty companies spent the day answering questions and taking resumes from UR students for internship and full-time employment opportunities. Many complemented the caliber and preparedness of our students.
Actuant President and Chief Operating Officer Mark Goldstein reads a student resume at the career fair. Goldstein, an alumnus of the University of Rochester, regularly meets with, interviews and hires University of Rochester students.
'Beyond Rochester' Success
The Career and Internship Center and the Office of Alumni Relations collaborated to present the inaugural "Beyond Rochester" career panel and networking event which connected more than 200 students and alumni October 11.
"Meliora Weekend has grown overall with student-initiated alumni career panels," says Assistant Director of Alumni and Parent Relations Career Programs Michelle Marks-Hook. "By consolidating the career-related programs our two offices were able to focus our messaging on the importance of career exploration and engaging with alumni."
Meeting alumni role models at events like this one, or via Skype in our Food For Thought series, helps students express career goals. Do you have an alum in your department who would make a great role model? Please contact Marks-Hook.
Early & Often Career
Students with clear career, internship, and academic goals are more likely to succeed. The Gwen M. Greene Career and Internship Center staff promises to challenge University of Rochester students “early and often” to articulate, refine and pursue their goals. We urge all students to state goals in terms of the “3 F’s”: Which fields do you see yourself working in? What specific job functions do you see yourself doing? What firms might you see yourself working for?
Be A Part of the Campaign
Ask your students and advisees early and often to express career goals in terms of the 3 F's. Encourage students to start by attending one of our one-seminars this fall, and considering our winter break Career and Internship Connections. Inspire your students to make an appointment this semester for coaching & counseling services including:
Exploring relationships between majors, minors and clusters and careers
Writing resumes, networking notes, cover letters and project summary pages