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Pre-Career Fair Spring Programming for M.Eng./MPS Students

Spring 2018 

Monday, January 22

Why are you a great candidate? Telling a narrative that hooks employers

Presented by Gaeun Seo, Ph.D. & GCDF, Career Development Specialist: Graduate and International Advisor and Nathan Lindberg, Lecturer, English Language Support Office

Join our interactive workshop as we explore the essential career development skill, building a unique personal brand that attracts new opportunities! Personal branding is the process of discovering your unique talents and effectively communicating them through a narrative with your target audience in any context, such as career fair or interview. During this 90-minute workshop, you will learn about and develop your narrative to hook your target employers. At the end of this workshop, you will leave with a positive narrative that showcases your brand that can be used for any part of your job search process, such as your elevator pitch, cover letters, and interviews!

Please bring a real job description that you are planning to apply for or a job description at your dream company.

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This event is targeted towards graduate students.

Pitch and Presentation Workshop for the Engineering Project Showcase

Presented by Andrea Ippolito, M.Eng. Director for Engineering Management

According to Clear Company, 86% of employees and executives cite ineffective communication and lack of collaboration for workplace failures. These are critical skills that employers look for during job interviews and networking sessions. Therefore, to help get you prepared for the upcoming Engineering Project Showcase with employers prior to the career fair, come attend a pitch and presentation workshop with Andrea Ippolito, Executive Director of the Engineering management M.Eng. Program. Specifically, the workshop will cover the following:

  • Help you develop your "elevator pitch" to give you some tips and tricks on crafting your 30-second "pitch" to employers and giving them an opportunity to practice it and get critiqued during the session
  • Advice on putting together your poster, demo, or display in plain language to elicit the best response and interaction with potential employers

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This event is open to all M.Eng./MPS  students.

 

Engineering Spring Recruiting Prep Day - Tuesday, January 23

Case Interview Prep Interactive Workshop

Co-Presented by Craig A. Jones, Program Assistant, Cornell Career Services &  Christa Downey, Director of Engineering Career Center

Case Interviews are an opportunity for students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Management Consulting Firms, Investment Banks, Consumer Product Management, and Research and Marketing are industries that often use Case Interviews. Attend this session to learn strategies for acing your Case Interview.

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Effective Use of Cornell Handshake & Career Fair Prep

Presented by Jennifer Soprano, Recruiting Coordinator, Engineering Career Center

BE SEEN! The more complete and available your Handshake profile is, the easier it will be to be found by employers. Attend this session so your profile can work for YOU! This session will prepare you for success if you have never attended a career fair before, or if you just want to brush up on your skills. We will discuss what to wear, what to bring, how to make the best first impression on employers, how to research registered organizations and more. 

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Coding Interview Workshop 

Co-sponsored by WICC & ACSU

Learn Strategies for acing your coding interview. You'll be given practice questions and have the opportunity to learn from each other and experience students.

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How Employers Use LinkedIn & How to Use This to Your Advantage

Presented by Christa Downey, Director of Engineering Career Center

Learn how recruiters leverage LinkedIn so you can maximize your opportunity to be found. You will also learn how to market yourself through the platform to find new opportunities, and network with others to become more successful.

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Career Fair Workshop

How to Successfully Navigate a Career Fair

Presented by Regeneron, Co-sponsored by Diversity Programs in Engineering and the Engineering Career Center

February 1st, 4:45 PM

This session will provide optimal strategies for making the most of the career fair and other employer events. You will learn the protocol for interacting with employers, critical preparation prior to the employer events, making a positive impression, and how to effectively turn employer events into interviews and job offers. 

 

Small Group Sessions- Register on Handshake

Acing Your Behavioral Interview

Learn essential steps to a successful interview. Practice the 2 most common interview questions and leave feeling more confident and comfortable conveying your interest, skills, and fit for the position.

Preparing For Career Fair Success

The Spring Cornell Engineering and Entrepreneurial Career Fair is on February 7. Are you ready? If you have never attended a career fair before, or just want to brush up on your skills, attend this session. We will discuss what to wear, what to bring, how to make the best first impression on employers, how to research registered organizations, and more.

Make an Impression with Your Personal Pitch

What impact do you hope to make with your career? What does career success and satisfaction look like to you? What skills, interests, and values impact your job search? Learn how to convey what you are looking for in a personal pitch.

Job & Internship Search Success

Maybe you have applied for 20+ positions with no success. Or, perhaps you are just starting your search this semester. Either way, securing an internship or full-time job can be challenging, time-consuming, and sometimes overwhelming. Attend this session to learn essential steps to finding an internship, co-op, or full-time job. We will discuss common roadblocks and how to overcome them, as well as ways to search more effectively.

Acing Your Case Interview

Case Interviews are an opportunity for students to demonstrate their problem-solving skills. Management Consulting Firms, Investment Banks, Consumer Product Management, and Research and Marketing are industries that often use Case Interviews. Attend this session to learn strategies for acing your Case Interview.