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Preparing for Fall 2020 Virtual Career Week
Students are invited to register for events during Fall 2020 Virtual Career Week, which will host nearly 300 employers over three days. For the first time in campus history, Syracuse University Career Services alongside career colleagues at the individual schools and colleges, have organized an entirely virtual Career Week.
Events will include a variety of one-on-one and workshop-style experiences to bolster networking and professional skill-building opportunities.
“From finding internships to exploring professional employment, to practicing professional development skills, the foundation of Career Week is built to support student success at any phase of a student’s journey,” says Adam Capozzi, director of Career Services, assessment and student success. “Additionally, we and our campus partners within the schools and colleges, provide extended and individualized student support through such resources as VMock, Syracuse University’s free 24-hour resume review platform, virtual drop-in meetings and more.”
In preparation for the Fall 2020 Virtual Career Week, students are encouraged to complete the following.
1. Register on Handshake
Students are invited to register for Fall 2020 Virtual Career Week events, Monday, Sept. 28, through Wednesday, Sept. 30. For event-specific details and to learn how to register and create event schedules using Handshake, please visit the Career Week Fall 2020 webpage.
- Monday, Sept. 28, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ET: STEM Career Fair
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1-3 p.m. ET: Graduate and Law School Information Fair
- Tuesday, Sept. 29, 3-7 p.m. ET: Business and Communications Career Fair
- Wednesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. ET: Syracuse University Career and Internship Fair
- Wednesday, Sept. 30, 4-7 p.m. ET: Student Veteran Virtual Career and Internship Fair
2. Update Your Resume
New this semester is VMock, the University’s free 24-hour resume review platform. VMock provides personalized resume feedback based on criteria gathered from employers and global best practices. Students may also use Handshake to make an appointment to speak with Syracuse University Career Services, or explore how to make an appointment with their school or college.
3. Research Attending Companies
Using Handshake, students are invited to explore the attending companies per event, review individual company websites and explore them on LinkedIn. If a student finds open positions of interest—apply! This provides an opportunity to speak knowledgeably about the company’s offerings.
4. Virtual Event Requirements
Once registered, students will receive information on best practices and details of how to navigate events through Handshake. Before attending, it’s important for students to create an event schedule per registered event. Schedules may be populated with one-on-one and group workshop opportunities per attending employer.
5. Make a Professional Impression
Helping to make a professional impression and leaving companies with lasting details, students are encouraged to develop their introductory “pitch.” Additionally, as virtual events will be hosted through video, students are encouraged to dress professionally.
Students seeking additional support surrounding resumes, polishing an introductory “pitch,” seeking tips for dressing professionally and more, are invited to connect with Career Services by scheduling an appointment, attending a weekly virtual drop-in session or exploring the Career Services website.
To request accommodations or with questions, please contact Career Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 315.443.3616.