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Get Ready for Fall Career Week
All students, regardless of class year and major, are invited to prepare and register for Fall 2021 Virtual Career Week events. Following last year’s inaugural Virtual Career Week, Syracuse University Career Services alongside career colleagues at the schools and colleges have once again organized an entirely virtual Career Week.
During Career Week, opportunities are at student’s fingertips for internships, trainings in professional development skills and general professional employment exploration. Bringing nearly 300 top employers face-to-face with our students, the opportunities are endless. With a total of four fairs, employers come to recruit students for internships and full-time, entry-level opportunities. Students will gain confidence speaking with future employers, while uncovering opportunities that fit their career goals, and even obtain offers.
- Graduate and Law School Virtual Information Fair | Monday, Sept. 27, 1-4 p.m. ET
- STEAM Virtual Career Fair | Wednesday, Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. ET
- Government, Education and Non-Profit Virtual Career Fair | Thursday, Sept. 30, 3-7 p.m. ET
- Business and Communications Virtual Career Fair | Friday, Oct. 1, 1-5 p.m. ET
The Syracuse University network spreads far and wide with a variety of industries and companies. Often, representatives from the organizations at each fair are alumni of Syracuse University. This offers students a unique opportunity to talk directly with a recruiter from their field of interest who was once in their position here at the University.
Registration for Career Week is required; students can complete registration via Handshake. Additionally, in preparation for Career Week students should attend the offered workshops to better game plan for these networking opportunities with recruiters.
- Update resume.
Students should utilize the Syracuse University VMock service, a 24-hour resume review platform. VMock provides specific feedback based on information and criteria from employers and global best practices. Syracuse University Career Services can also assist students in resume review. Students may also make an appointment with their specific school or college.
- Identify then research companies of interest.
Using LinkedIn and Handshake, we recommend students identify companies attending the event that most interests them. Review individual organizations, websites and LinkedIn pages to learn more about each company and be sure to check for open positions.
- Double-check virtual event requirements.
Upon registration via Handshake, students will receive information on best practices for the events. Before attending, it’s vital for students to create an event schedule per registered event.
- Go to workshops.
Workshops provided by Syracuse University Career Services are designed to prepare you for Career Week and beyond. See the above schedule for workshops leading up to Career Week and visit the Career Services website for more.
Students seeking any additional support before or after Career Week should connect with Syracuse University Career Services. Schedule an in-person appointment or attend weekly virtual drop-in sessions. For further information visit the Career Services website.
Story by Division of Enrollment and the Student Experience Graduate Assistant Patrick Hardy ’22.