Reasons to not attend a career fair

“Why do so many graduate students and post-docs not take advantage of the Graduate Student Career Fair or other fairs on Purdue’s campus?”, we wondered. In this blog post, we identify some of their reasons, and discuss why they aren’t such great reasons after all: I want a faculty job. Universities don’t recruit at career … Continue reading Reasons to not attend a career fair

Why should I, a graduate student, attend a career fair?

Dear student, noble member of the storied class of overworked and underpaid apprentice scholars, here’s why you should attend the Graduate Career Fair at Purdue: (1) Location, location, location. It’s not very often in life that recruiters will travel to your town, wanting to talk to you about employment. Seriously. Attend the career fair in … Continue reading Why should I, a graduate student, attend a career fair?

Career Fairs: The Freshman Year Perspective

Two years ago as a freshman, I had a hard time grasping the idea of a career fair and the importance of internships. Sure, some of the upperclassmen I spoke to gave some advice and shared their stories, but I didn’t even know if I was going to enjoy studying hospitality yet. That first semester … Continue reading Career Fairs: The Freshman Year Perspective

The New Career Fair App

  Are YOU interested in getting insider information on upcoming career fairs? Here's what our new Careers by Symplicity app can do for you: Gain access to upcoming company info sessions and Purdue Career Fairs Research employers and find their exact location at the fair Let companies know you're interested in them by identifying your … Continue reading The New Career Fair App

Teacher Recruitment Day- What You Need to Know

Attend the 2015 Teacher Recruitment Day (TRD) on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 from 9:00am - 3:30pm in the Purdue Memorial Union South Ballroom! Read on to figure out the event format and see a list of schools participating in the event. EVENT FORMAT 8:30am – 3:15pm Student Check-In Stop at table outside the PMU South … Continue reading Teacher Recruitment Day- What You Need to Know

Dream Company Networking

When heading toward your dream company, you need to pass two intersections: one that will determine the direction of your career/ industry and the other inquiring your networking strategy.  Since you already have a dream company in mind, you have successfully turned the “right” way at the first intersection toward your dream career.  Now, you’re … Continue reading Dream Company Networking