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Interests and UCF Majors
What Can I Do with this Major?
Career Planning – MHS2330
Careers and Industries
My Career Shines
Workshops & Info Sessions
Before the Job Search
Develop Your Online Presence
Build Your Resume and Cover Letter
Practice for the Interview
Prep for a Career Fair
Lockheed Martin CWEP
Industry Specific Job Search Sites
Develop Your Personal Statement
Build a Timeline
Approaching your References
How to Prepare for a Career Event
Before the Event
Research, Research, Research! Research information about specific companies attending the event.
Focus your job search; identify what you want in a job and company.
Update and target your
Dress for success!
Professional attire is encouraged at Career Events!
Dark colored, conservative suit
Pants or skirt suit – skirt should be appropriate length
Light colored dress shirt with undershirt or light colored blouse
Avoid lace, ruffles, and shiny fabrics
Simple patterned tie
Polished dress shoes/matching dark socks or closed-toe shoes with a conservative heel
Subtle make-up & jewelry
Leave the following items at home:
Excessive cologne or jewelry
Bad manners / negativity
Friends and family
Controversial views or offensive topics
Anticipate and practice possible questions.
Prepare a one-minute script about yourself, like this example:”Hello, my name is Jane. I am a senior majoring in Advertising/Public Relations. Last summer I completed an internship in the advertising division of Frito Lay. I am interested in broadening my experience and I read that your company is embarking on a new advertising campaign for the next quarter.”
At the Event
Bring a number of updated resumes
Check in at Career Services table for an event map and a nametag
Collect a business card from interesting employers
Use your one-minute script about yourself to start conversations with employers
"Students who don't know what we do, that's a deal-breaker."
-UCF Employer of Choice