Calendar of Events & Programs for Students and Alumni
WINTER CAREER AND GRADUATE/PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL FAIR 2018
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Field House, King Horn Sports Center
Field House in King Horn Sports Center
Candidate Check In: 9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Open Fair: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. (network, meet recruiters)
Interviews 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (for students selected by recruiters during open fair).
This is your opportunity to network with people who are paying to meet you and they may be able to change the course of your life with job opportunities, advice and connections.
Register now by going here. Click on the Polar Careers powered by Symplicity icon, and log in using your ONU user name and password. Then click on Events and locate the 2018 Winter Career and Graduate School Fair, then click on RSVP. Registration is open until Wednesday, January 24th at 3:00PM.
AN EMPLOYER LIST IS LINKED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE; IT WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY.
If you need assistance registering or have other questions, call 419-772-2145. Contact Polar Careers staff to have resumes reviewed and to have business cards made. 2nd floor McIntosh, 419-772-2145, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Professional dress is required at this event.
Programs in the Emerging Professional Series provide you with the skills needed to conduct a successful career search as well as develop “skills for life” that will enhance your future. Presentations offered for the academic year are posted at the bottom of this page. Check often for updates to the dates and times on the attachment.
Career Fair Success Strategies
This presentation will help you conquer the career fair with confidence. Present a more professional you by planning what to wear, what to bring and what questions to ask employers. First impressions are important, so start your future off right by perfecting your eye contact, handshake and interviewing skills!
The 30-Second Self-Intro – Marketing Yourself in 30 Seconds
With the career fair just around the corner, learn how to market yourself to future employers. This presentation will help you create a self-introduction that will tell employers who you are and what experiences you have. You can also quickly convey your strengths, skills and future goals. There will also be information on how to create and perfect your professional résumé. Wow employers at the career fair with a confident and unique self-introduction.
Creating Professional Résumés and Correspondence
Amp up your professional style by learning to create a polished résumé and write attention-grabbing career search correspondence.
Graduate/Professional School Application Strategies
Learn about the graduate/professional school search and selection process. Finally figure out what all those testing acronyms mean. Learn about what to include in that all-important personal statement as well as tips and strategies for attracting the attention of your favorite institutions.
Mastering the Behavioral-Based Interview
Get a gold star for preparedness in your next interview by learning about the types of questions employers will ask and what kind of answers to give in a behavioral-based interview setting. This style of interview features the "Tell me about a time when..." question. Attend this presentation to prepare for the interview style that has taken over the workplace.
Leveraging Technology: Using Polar Careers, CareerShift, Impress and LinkedIn
Nearly 90 percent of employers will use some type of social network to recruit their hires. Are you using networking to be found? Jump-start your career search by:
- Using CareerShift, a job-posting meta-search engine.
- Navigating Polar Careers powered by Symplicity, ONU’s data management system for bringing together employers and their job postings with students and their résumés
- Practicing interviewing by using the mock interview tool Impress, which simulates a real webcam interview. You can choose from 40 different interview scenarios.
- Developing your LinkedIn profile as a networking resource.
Social media has a way of creating a “brand” for yourself, whether you realize it or not. How can you ensure that this brand reflects you in a positive way? This presentation examines the uses of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Professionalism in the Workplace
What you need to know to be sure you meet your employer’s expectations. Find out tips on what can make you as successful as possible in your first job – or any job, for that matter! You could unknowingly be doing more harm than good in your best efforts to be effective on the job. Learn some basic pointers on effective communication in the workplace that will help you understand what is expected of you and how you can best meet those expectations.
Salary, Benefits and Negotiations
So you got your first job offer. Now what? This presentation will show you how to research and understand the salary range for your industry as well as create reasonable expectations for your sought-after income. Salary ranges and benefits vary widely due to such aspects as industry, geographic region and current economic conditions.
If you have questions, or want to make an appointment with a professional career advisor, contact the Polar Careers office at 419-772-2145.
McIntosh: Room 220
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.