Prepare for the Career Fair By Doing Company Research

February 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Posted in databases | Comments Off on Prepare for the Career Fair By Doing Company Research

In surveys given by IIT’s Career Management Center, company representatives attending past Career Fairs at IIT say that IIT students are smart and polite, but unprepared to discuss company or industry news.  To help set you apart from other job seekers, the librarians at Galvin Library have put together a quick and easy research guide Career Fair Pro Tips  for IIT students who will be attending the career fair on September 20.  The purpose of the guide is to help you quickly and easily find company and industry information so that you can have a purposeful conversation with company representatives at the career fair.

This guide will take you deeper than a Google or Bing search by sharing tips for searching in the library’s subscription databases, databases which contain information NOT freely available on the web, but available to you as a current student.  This career fair, don’t just pass out resumes. Instead, impress company representatives with your knowledge about their industry’s opportunities or threats, or their company’s strategy and competitors, and make yourself memorable to them.

Like what you find on the Career Fair Pro Tips guide? Use all our guides created for majors, specific courses, and other topics such as citation management, IIT’s digital repository, and many more.

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