Fall Events Will Give Students Edge on the Competition

Published on July 15, 2009

Rockwell Career Center’s Résumé ER gives student résumés a check up to be in good shape to gain an edge in a highly competitive job market.

Rockwell Career Center’s Résumé ER gives student résumés a check up to be in good shape to gain an edge in a highly competitive job market.

The uncertain economic climate nationwide has many recent college graduates and students who are preparing to graduate worried about their job prospects, but the right amount of preparation could be the deciding factor in who’s hired, says UH Bauer College Assistant Dean for Career Services Jamie Belinne.

“It’s a competitive market right now, but there are still jobs available,” she said. “In this kind of economy, it will be very small and subtle differences that decide who gets the job and who doesn’t.”

In order to arm students with all the necessary tools to impress potential employers, the Rockwell Career Center at UH Bauer has planned a full slate of networking mixers, résumé workshops and a career fair for Fall 2009.

“We’re doing everything we can to make sure our students are the best prepared and best connected students on the market,” Belinne said. “These events are focused on carefully fine-tuning our students’ skills and networks, to make the job search process less overwhelming and frightening so our students can see better results from their efforts.”

Every fall and spring semester, Rockwell Career Center holds a variety of events designed to prepare students for their job and internship searches. Many students attend multiple career fairs and interview and résumé workshops before entering the job market.

“All the extra tips you can get at a Rockwell event, whether it’s Résumé ER, Interview Skills Carnival or a mixer, give you the chance to work out any kinks you may have before that big interview with your company of choice,” management senior Carlos Bernal said.

“With all the opportunities you have to prepare yourself, you can be confident when you walk out these doors that you’ve done all you can to set yourself apart from the competition,” he added.

Upcoming Rockwell Career Center events include:

  • Ignite! A Summer Accounting Mixer
    July 24, 2009
    12-3 p.m.
    AIM Center Lobby
    *Accounting majors only
    *Business casual attire required
  • BBA Internship Mixer
    August 18, 2009
    1:30-4:30 p.m.
    Melcher Hall (back drum area)
    *Business professional attire required
  • MBA Career Mixer
    September 14, 2009
    4-6:30 p.m.
    Rockwell Pavilion, M.D. Anderson Library
    *MBA students only
    *Business professional attire required
  • Résumé ER
    September 16-17, 2009
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    AIM Center Lobby
    *No registration needed
  • Fall 2009 Business Career Fair
    September 24, 2009
    1:30-5:30 p.m.
    UH Hilton
    *Business professional attire required
  • Interview Skills Carnival
    November 11-12, 2009
    10 a.m.-4 p.m.
    Melcher Hall walkway
    *No registration needed

For more information on any of the upcoming events, visit the Rockwell Career Center website. To register for any of the mixers or the Career Fair, use the Student Career Gateway feature on the site.

By Jessica Robertson

Posted Under: Faculty and Staff, Undergraduate

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