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Posted July 10, 2016 by

Networking events on campus give students workplace preview

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Recruiters typically head to college campuses every fall. They will be looking for the best and brightest students with the potential to fill internships and entry-level jobs. However, other recruiters will not travel to schools or may limit travel because of the costs; they would prefer job seekers come to them, find candidates online, or may recruit through other means, such as through target email campaigns and banner ads.

Recruiters who opt out of campus recruiting entirely might miss out on the face-to-face interaction with college students interested in learning more about specific employers. Attending at least some of the networking events on college campuses not only allows recruiters to make their presence known but also helps students gain a better understanding of the workplace. John Link, Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University, highlights why recruiters and employers should visit college campuses.

“I think it is important for recruiters to actively attend networking events on university and college campuses to assist with developing college students’ understanding of the working world, and begin identifying the marketable skills and abilities essential in that specific area of employment. Employers who attend networking events on university and college campuses have immediate access to college students from various economic and cultural backgrounds while connecting information to students about opportunities for the company or organization they are representing. This information can be helpful for short and long-term career goal setting and connecting students to professionals in the fields of work they are interested in.”

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John Link, Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University

John Link, Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University

John Link is the Assistant Director for Career Development at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri. An Indiana native, John spent time working at Indiana State University’s Career Center in career programming before making the move to St. Louis. Prior to working in higher education, John worked as an elementary teacher in Fayetteville, North Carolina, and served as an instructional coach to assist teachers in further developing their math and science teaching skills. John enjoys working in career development and helping define students’ career goals through personalized career coaching.

Posted September 15, 2014 by

College Students, Looking for Jobs on Campus? How to Prepare for the Job Fair

When looking for jobs on campus, college students should take advantage of job fairs.  Learn how they can prepare for them in the following post.

‘Tis the season, here comes the fall job fair. Next week I am at both Howard University and MIT with a workshop that is designed for students to ‘own’ their job fair experience. How do they prepare in order to be performing in the top 10% of all students who attend job fairs this fall

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Posted September 15, 2014 by

Recruiters, Want a Successful Experience on Campus this Fall? Here’s What You Can Do

With the fall season approaching, recruiters who visit college campuses will be looking to find quality candidates to hire.  The following post shares advice on having a successful recruiting experience on campus this autumn.

Ah, the fall! I love it. Everything about it: pumpkin spice lattes, fall scented candles, pumpkin carving, boots, and back to school time. As someone who’s made a transition from being on the ground as a college recruiter to a…

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Posted September 03, 2014 by

College Students, Are You Thinking about Getting Jobs? What Your Primary Objective Should Be When Starting School

It’s not too soon for college students to start thinking about jobs.  That said, learn what their main objective should be on campus in the following post.

Millions of you are on campus for the fall. Some of you are newly minted freshman and many others are making your return from summer break. Interests, area of study, and academic environments vary. BUT, you all share the same #1 objective. There are over 21 million of you attending college in America, and over 150 million post-

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Posted August 20, 2014 by

College Students, Are Your Jobs as Interns Over? 5 Tips for Writing Thank You Notes

As college students finish their jobs as interns, they should remember to show appreciation for their experiences.  In the following post, learn five tips to use when writing thank you notes.

Featured: Featured I was recently featured in a FORBES article that got a lot of great feedback from students. One student was reading it as she was finishing up her internship in Los Angeles and she emailed me some great questions about what to do towards the end of your internship. Here are some tips for Thank

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

Are You Trying to Find an Internship for the Fall? 10 New Opportunities to Consider

If you want to find an internship this fall, check out these 10 new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured Your resume is revamped, your interview outfit is ready to go — now it’s time to apply for and land that Fall 2014 internship! We have TONS of new opportunities going up every day — from huge entertainment companies and magazines, to boutique PR firms. Check out the top opportunities that are looking for candidates like you, NOW

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Posted July 31, 2014 by

Searching for Entry Level Jobs, Recent Grads? 10 Things You Might Have Done Differently While in College

When it comes to searching for entry level jobs, recent graduates might have thought about changing some things during their college years.  In the following post, learn 10 things they might have done differently.

While still in school, it can be easy to keep reality on the back-burner. Unfortunately, that often leads to a lack of preparation… and a tough job search after graduation. The reality is that college students everywhere are learning that you must be ready to compete for the job, aggressively, well before you walk across that stage, diploma in

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Posted June 27, 2014 by

Interested in Finding an Internship for Fall 2014? 5 New Opportunities to Consider

For students interested in finding an internship for this coming fall, check out five new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured It’s that time again… get a head start on the FALL 2014 school semester with a NEW resume-buildingFALL 2014 internship. We have a bunch of FALL internships going up every week but these are theTOP 5 FALLinternships waiting for you to apply now!Click below to submit your application:read

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Posted March 24, 2014 by

Internship Finder, Don’t Forget to Follow Up with Previous Coordinators

As an internship finder, you might think that once this experience is over that it’s not necessary to stay in touch with the person who coordinated your internship.  However, in the following post, find out why it is a good idea to continue communication with any previous internship coordinators.

Featured: Featured If you’ve heard me speak before, you know my rule on staying in touch with professional contacts. You stay in touch with all of your professional contacts, past internship coordinators, past employers, and past co-workers three times per year! At my presentations I dance around the stage screaming this from the

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Posted August 12, 2013 by

Interviewing by Phone for an Entry Level Job? 12 Tips for Success

If you happen to be preparing for a phone interview in the hopes of landing an entry level job, the following post has tips that can help you make a lasting impression with a potential employer.

Featured: Featured Here at InternQueen.com, we’re in the midst of fall internship interviews. I want to share a few pointers on how to rock your phone interviews for Fall 2013 and beyond. Good luck! 1. Don’t be too casual. Make sure you stay professional and formal on the phone. 2. The “ranking” of the person

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