September 16, 2015 |

Fall 2015 Career Events

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Are ready to tackle some real world experience?  Do you want to talk to someone in your field about the steps they took while transitioning into the professional world?  Look no further!  There are some exciting career events happening this fall to help guide you from student to professional in the Philadelphia area!

The Finance Fast Track

Employers these days are not looking for someone who can fit into a cookie cutter position. Rather, they want someone who can fit into the culture and climate of their company.  During this event you will get to interact with regional finance professionals in the management, accounting, and marketing fields, like Vanguard and Beneficial Bank (just to name a few)!  Be prepared to talk to companies in a discussion-style setting about a topic that is specifically important to their mission.  This is not your typical career fair event!  Your contribution to discussion and connections made with companies will prepare you for moving into the professional world. Following the event, attend the recruiting reception to get an opportunity to further network with employers.  This is the time to connect if you didn’t get the chance to be a part of a discussion that interested you or if there is a company you wish to delve further into a topic with.  

Event details:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
Beneficial Bank
1818 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Innovative Healthcare Careers in Philly

Are you pursuing a degree in the healthcare field?  Are you someone who just finds this field a fascinating area to work in?  All majors are welcome to participate in this dynamic and open event.  Learn from Philadelphia-based innovators in the field through a series of quick lightning talks to get a glimpse into a wide range of health care innovations from tech to educational.  Meet representatives from Independence Blue Cross, GlaxoSmithKline, Blackstone, Jefferson Health, and more!  Following these talks, there will be an “ask me anything”-style discussion where you can get your general questions answered by members of the panel or target a question to a speaker who meets your specific needs.  The evening will conclude with a formal networking and recruiting session to connect with more employers in the field and meet representatives from some graduate school programs.

Event Details:

Tuesday, October 6, 2015
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 5:00 p.m.)
Thomas Jefferson University’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Building
1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107

Createadelphia:  How to Launch Your Creative Career

Do you have a flair for the arts?  If you are looking for a career in the creative sector of Philadelphia this is the event for you!  Learn from a panel of local professionals to hear about how they got their start in this field, including the advertising firm Allen & Gerritsen.  Take the time to ask questions specific to your interest and see what you can start doing now to prepare for your future.  The panel discussion will be followed by a networking reception to build greater connections with the panelists and meet other students who are also interested in working a creative career!

Event Details:

Tuesday, October, 13, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (registration opens at 5:00 p.m.)
Allen & Gerritsen
1619 Walnut Street, Philadelphia PA 19103

Online Job & Internship Fair

Are you looking to score that perfect internship or job in the field of your dreams?  If so, you should sign up for the Online Job & Internship Fair.  There will be hundreds of jobs and internships available October 26-30 to search from the comfort of your own home (there is nothing better than finding an awesome internship while wearing pajamas in bed)!  It is free and exclusive for Campus Philly Partner Schools and those outside the Greater Philadelphia region by logging on to our career site, https://campusphilly.org/careers/.  

Tips and Tricks for the Events

Bring Your resume:  Your resume will be sent out to all the employers attending the event.  Make sure to bring a copy for each company to ensure your networking doesn’t end when the event does.

Bring business cards:  If you make a meaningful connection with an employer, you want them to be able to continue to connect with you.  By providing your business card, this company now has your contact information to share available opportunities.  If you don’t have a business card, we will provide blank ones for you at each event.

Dress to impress:  Business casual is the way to go.  You don’t want to be too formal, but you also don’t want to look like you would rather be lounging in bed.  Look professional, yet comfortable and don’t be afraid to show your style!

Do your research:  If you know some of the employers attending your event, it helps to get to know their company.  Learn their mission statement and values so you can personalize your discussion and stand out among your peers.

Be prepared for discussion:  You will only get as much out of an event as you put into it.  If you come in with the mindset of being ready to contribute to discussion and make valuable connections with others in your field, you will walk away from the event feeling successful.

Be yourself:  Through your business casual attire, knowledge of the companies, and ability to participate in discussions, it is essential to let your personality shine.  Keep true to your values and goals to show employers how you will fit in with their company.

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