Tasha Adams is a senior graduating in May (if everything goes as planned). Like Nicole Reither, she is also terrified of all things graduation—failing a class, walking at the ceremony, not finding a job after receiving her degree. “The undaunted undergrads” is an account of working through last-semester fears and getting the most out of the college experience.
I really need a job when I graduate. My student job ends the day I throw my cap and with it, my only source of income—which is why I am so thankful for the Career Center.
Not only does it provide job interview prep and resume help but it also hosts multiple career fairs throughout the year and, fortunately for graduating seniors such as myself, there is one this Wednesday in the Student Union Jordan Ballroom from 9 a.m. to
To prepare, I spent the weekend doing laundry and ironing the professional attire I have had stuffed in the back of my closet since I quit my
I could have just picked one outfit to wear but I am a girl and I know myself well enough to not leave myself with only one option the morning of.
However, I know I am going to wear something I am comfortable and confident in. Additionally, the Career Center website suggests a business suit is most appropriate.
Now on to my resume. I actually re-vamped it over winter break but it is geared toward a job in the communication field and, since I am so desperate for a job anywhere, I went back through to make it more generic in order to appeal to the variety of employers slated to be at the Career Fair.
And even though I am proud of my resume as it is, I will still be making a trip to the Career Center on Tuesday during walk-in hours between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. to have them take another look.
I did call to schedule an interview coaching session at the Career Center but it seems I wasn’t the only one to do so because they were totally booked.
I will admit I am a little nervous about my interview skills since I haven’t had a real job interview in almost seven years. Oh well, I guess I just have
For those of you who are planning to attend the Career Fair, be sure to triple-check your resume, get the wrinkles out of your nicest shirt and visit the Career Center website at career.boisestate.edu to look over the list of employers that will be there and glance at the list of sample questions to ask company representatives.
Don’t forget to prepare a quick introduction for yourself and bring your student ID card.
This is an awesome opportunity to get some face time with potential employers so don’t go just for the goodies. Keep an open mind and good luck. I hope to see you there!