Preparations For The 28th Annual Job And Internship Fair

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With Spring Break over, we are now in the second half of the semester.  This means it’s time to start looking for jobs or summer internships. Do you have something lined up for the summer?  If not, April 7 is NYIT’s annual job and internship fair.  “This year will be the 28th annual NYIT All Job and Internship Fair promoted at the college,” said John Hyde, the Dean of Career Service. “Every student at NYIT would want to utilize the opportunity by marketing themselves to multiple employers who have interned, part-time and full-time opportunities available,” Hyde said.

As many might have asked questions like,how do I get a job without experience? How do I get experience without a job? How do I learn what it really means to be in this field? It is the right time to prepare for April 7. “This is the premier recruiting event for employers from many industries to connect with NYIT students to promote their open positions.  In previous years, this event has had upwards of 80 to100 plus employers attend with over 500 students and alumni participate,” said Dean Hyde.

Being a competitive student who is having a hard time searching for a job, we should not think the job fair event is a waste of time but rather an event worthwhile. “You never know unless you go! Prepare when you attend such events and do research on employers who will be attending the job fair. Participate with a positive attitude and ask the right questions,” said Dean Hyde. “Although employers may ask you to do an application online, you might still hand them your resume on April 7, and ‘pitch them’ with your 30 second elevator speech.  That must include what you can bring to their organization and not what the organization can do for you,” added Dean Hyde.

Many students expect to obtain a job after college in their field of study, however, with the sluggish economy where many people including the experienced have no job, who will want to hire a graduate fresh from college with no experience? Having a negative attitude will kill your dreams and your future. “A lot of students have given up before they have even given it a try. 90% of finding a job is about having the right attitude.  If you have the right attitude, you can and will go a long way in your efforts to secure employment.  It may not be your dream job but it will be a start,” Dean Hyde noted.

Brian Bor, a junior, is looking forward to the event and is preparing to market himself to the employers. “I think it is a good opportunity where I get to face employers and express myself on how I can be of importance to their companies. It also allows NYIT students to start their job and internship search with Career Services support on advice on resume and portfolio review,” said Bor.

What do you need to participate in the coming job fair, and earn yourself an internship which will provide you with an opportunity to learn in a real work environment with professionals in your field? There are many pros and cons. Taking time to explore and clarify your major, career goals, develop knowledge and competencies, you’ll get to know how to do it and how to do it better. You will also have to gain practical employment experience that employers look for when hiring college students and alumni, take responsibility for your own learning and create a more rewarding college experience and establish a network of professional contacts, mentors, and references for after graduation. It wouldn’t be as hard as it seems to be but by walking to Career Services, you will make it easy and quick to archive your success. “Walk in; resume reviews will be conducted in the weeks leading up to the fair.  Make sure you are prepared…see one of our counselors to ensure you are ready for this event,” said Dean Hyde.

As a job or internship seeker, most likely you’re overwhelmed by the vast amount of career resources and job boards on the web. On the other hand, spam messages from ads claiming you can make thousands of dollars a day in your own home might be overwhelming. However, getting ready and participating at the April 7 Job and Internship Fair will make a big difference. “Hundreds of students have secured full time, part time, internship and volunteer opportunities at this event.  I would encourage everyone to join us at this event even if you are in your freshman year.  It is never too early to begin your career search,” said Dean Hyde.

While getting ready to talk to many employers and learning about potential job opportunities, many students will want to bring lots of resumes to the fair. Also, many would want to have their portfolios ready because more and more career experts are emphasizing the importance of career portfolios. In addition, conservative business attire is essential because image and first impressions are critical. “Business attire is required and employers are usually always impressed with NYIT students,” Dean Hyde suggested.  For more helpful and important information, visithttp://nyit.edu/career_guide/career_fairs/all_majors_fair.

Also, you’ll want to have a stack of the NYIT Student Business Cards which are double sided personalized cards with the official NYIT logo during this day. Getting these cards involves two step process of filling an application online or on paper to make your order and payment whereby, paying $10 you will get 60 cards and $16 for 120 cards.

Who are these awaited potential employers? “To find out what employers are attending, students and alumni are encouraged to visit the NYIT Career Services website. I would recommend to each and every student to do their research, know who will be there and what they are looking for prior to walking up to each employer table,” said Dean Hyde. Everybody who will participate is encouraged to visit http://nyit.edu/career_services/ (Career Services Website address) and login to NYIT Career Net to search for employers and even schedule for their interviews. NYIT Career Net also allows Students and alumni to find employment opportunities, register for on-campus career events, send themselves e-mail updates, manage all job search-related documents, keep track of their job search schedule, and much more.

 

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