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  • SF State Career Center
    and alumni Fairs These recruiting events attract top Bay Area employers government agencies nonprofit organizations and graduate schools Career Expo Held in the Fall and Spring semesters the Career Expo provides a great opportunity for students to obtain career information from employers offering entry level positions and internship programs The Career Expo is open to SF State students and alumni only To view further details for the event click here Graduate School Fair Recruiters from a variety of universities are available to speak with interested students about their graduate school programs This fair is typically held on the first Tuesday of October To view further details for the event click here Part time Job Fair On campus and off campus employers offer part time positions work study and non work study during this outdoor event held during the first week of classes in late August Resumes are recommended but not necessary To view further details for the event click here Back to top Symposiums A Career Symposium is an educational program in collaboration with academic departments at SF State where alumni and employers give presentations and or serve on panels Alumni panelists answer questions such as How did you find your job or What is it like during the first year on the job Panelists also discuss the transition from backpack to briefcase job search strategies and opportunities in the current job market Students can chat with employers and alumni about specific employment opportunities and internship co op programs during the networking sessions that follow Computer Science Engineering Symposium Employers and alumni from engineering and computer science fields discuss their company culture career options tips on job search and their secrets for succeeding in the word of work Students have the opportunity to network with employers following the discussion Co sponsored by the College of Science Engineering this event is held in the Spring semester during National Engineering Week Hospitality Tourism Management Career Symposium Keynote speakers and an alumni panel discuss current trends in the hospitality industry This event is attended by students interested in the hospitality travel and tourism industries A hospitality tourism job fair is held following the panel Co sponsored by the Hospitality Tourism Management Department and College of Business For more information contact Beverly Colinders at 415 338 1023 Media Career Symposium The Media Career Symposium is an alumni panel that discusses careers in broadcasting and electronic communication media Co sponsored by the Broadcasting and Electronic Communications Arts BECA department Nursing Career Symposium This event is for students and alumni interested in nursing careers The alumni panel discusses the first year of professional nursing career options and job search strategies Co sponsored by the School of Nursing Speed Networking with Professionals Description of Speed Networking event Teacher Career Symposium Co sponsored by the College of Education the Teacher Career Symposium brings together recruiters and alumni to discuss job search and interviewing tips for teacher candidates Back to top Workshops When you attend a Career Workshop you

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  • SF State Career Center
    Veterans For International Students By College Major By Industry Area Handouts Videos EMPLOYERS Services Posting Jobs Internships ALUMNI Services Service Packages FACULTY STAFF FAMILY MEMBERS HANDOUTS VIDEOS SF State Links Advising Center Department Directory Division of Student Affairs My SFSU Login Search SICC Search Career Center Contact Hours of Service Location Monday Friday 8am 5pm Student Services Bldg Rm 206 Quick Questions Tuesdays 10 30am 11 30am Wednesdays 10 00am 11 00am E mail sicc sfsu edu Phone 415 338 1761 Fax 415 338 2979 Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Click here to download and install Adobe Reader Last Update February 22 2013 Code of Conduct By attending any Career Event you understand that you are a guest of the sponsoring organizations and agree to abide by the following guidelines During a career event appropriate and inappropriate behavior includes but is not limited to Appropriate Behavior Wearing professional or business casual attire Conducting oneself in a professional and business like manner Lining up and waiting your turn when the sponsoring organization is busy Limiting the number of questions and your time with the sponsoring organizations Follow up with each organization later for more detailed information Speaking at

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  • SF State Career Center
    Writing Networking Informational Interviewing Interview Preparation The Job Offer Salary Information Explore Graduate School Student Organizations Resources Resource Library General Career Links For Veterans For International Students By College Major By Industry Area Handouts Videos EMPLOYERS Services Posting Jobs Internships ALUMNI Services Service Packages FACULTY STAFF FAMILY MEMBERS HANDOUTS VIDEOS SF State Links Advising Center Department Directory Division of Student Affairs My SFSU Login Search SICC Search Career Center Contact Hours of Service Location Monday Friday 8am 5pm Student Services Bldg Rm 206 Quick Questions Tuesdays 10 30am 11 30am Wednesdays 10 00am 11 00am E mail sicc sfsu edu Phone 415 338 1761 Fax 415 338 2979 Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Click here to download and install Adobe Reader Last Update February 22 2013 On Campus Interviews OCI The OCI program provides qualified students the opportunity to interview one on one with employers for internships and full time career positions Interviews are conducted at the Career Center for the convenience of both students and employers OCI occurs in the Fall and Spring semesters during the following respective periods October November February April All preliminary communications and interview scheduling are handled on line between the employer

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~career/gatorjobs/OCI.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Career Center
    College Major By Industry Area Handouts Videos EMPLOYERS Services Posting Jobs Internships ALUMNI Services Service Packages FACULTY STAFF FAMILY MEMBERS HANDOUTS VIDEOS SF State Links Advising Center Department Directory Division of Student Affairs My SFSU Login Search SICC Search Career Center Contact Hours of Service Location Monday Friday 8am 5pm Student Services Bldg Rm 206 Quick Questions Tuesdays 10 30am 11 30am Wednesdays 10 00am 11 00am E mail sicc sfsu edu Phone 415 338 1761 Fax 415 338 2979 Find us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Click here to download and install Adobe Reader Last Update July 24 2015 Career Counseling Career Counseling Career Assessment s Students With Disabilities Career Counseling The Career Center offers individual career counseling and career assessments for all students Working with a career counselor can help you Decide on a major related to your interests Investigate ways to use your major in the real world of work Discuss ideas and concerns about career related issues Make effective career decisions Learn how to conduct a professional job search Create an targeted resume Develop effective interviewing techniques Meet with a Career Counselor Studenst can meet with a career counselor during Quick Question and by appointment

    Original URL path: http://www.sfsu.edu/~career/students/counseling.html (2016-02-13)
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  • SF State Career Center
    Majors Careers Self Assessment Eureka org What Can I Do With This Major Job Choices Magazine Roadtrip Nation Self Assessment The Career Center offers a wide range of career assessments to help determine your Existing skills versus skills you may want to develop Interests and how they relate to the work world Personal values and how to incorporate them into the world of work Individual personality characteristics and how they match the types of work you may enjoy Download and complete the following files to help organize your interests and hone in on the perfect major career Note This workbook is designed to be printed double sided and saddle stapled Printed copies are available at the Career Center Choose the Right Major for You PDF How to Find the Right Job PDF Career Counseling Additional career assessments are given at the discretion of a career counselor and include True Colors Myers Briggs Type Indicator Strong Interest Inventory Skill Scan and assessments on the Eureka org web site Contact a career counselor by email or phone to make an appointment to take an assessment Back to top Eureka org Eureka org is an online career research site that includes activities to learn about yourself as well as various careers and educational programs Self Assessment Match your skills personality and talents to careers that may be right for you Careers Detailed career and occupational information including salary and related careers Education Information on majors programs of study educational options and financial aid To receive the user ID for SF State meet with a career counselor during Drop In Hours or by appointment or contact the front desk Once you have entered the web site click on Sign Up to create your own username and password Go to Eureka org Back to top

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  • SF State Career Center
    students recent alums up to six months after graduation and Career Center Members are eligible to view job listings Job Binders A limited number of job binders maintained at the Career Center offer a variety of job opportunities These binders are updated regularly so be sure to check them often Career Fairs Expos Symposiums Students can meet a variety of employers seeking SF State students and alumni for full time and internship opportunities at several career fairs held on campus throughout the academic school year Students should dress professionally bring resumes and attend as many fairs as possible to increase their opportunities for success To view upcoming events click here On Campus Interviews OCI Every Fall and Spring semester employers visit the campus to interview eligible SF State students and alumni for full time and internship positions Use the On Campus Interviewing function within GatorJOBS to view available positions submit resumes and sign up for interview times For more information download the following file The OCI Process PDF For more information about On Campus Interviews click here Back to top On campus Jobs Below you will find information about common on campus job programs For more information on student employment programs and other options go to the SF State Office of Financial Aid On campus positions for students are listed on GatorJOBS our online job listing service You can also contact the on campus department where you would like to work Work Study Program Financial Aid Work Study is a Federal financial aid employment program which helps students finance their education via part time jobs To be eligible for a position that is funded through the Work Study Program you must have applied for financial aid and have received a Work Study award on the Financial Offer Letter Most students looking for Work Study employment are able to find jobs but the Work Study award is not a guarantee that you will find a job nor that you will earn the entire amount listed in your Offer Letter You may earn up to but not more than the total Work Study award in your Offer Letter Your total earnings are dependent upon the number of hours you work and your hourly pay rate You must be enrolled full time through the regular university to be employed in a Work Study position 12 units for undergraduates 8 units for graduates A Work Study award on your Offer Letter is NOT a cash award After you find employment and begin working you will receive a Work Study paycheck Please be aware that earnings from Non Work Study funded positions will be included as income if you apply for financial aid in future years A financial aid counselor should be consulted if you have any questions or concerns regarding how employment may impact your eligibility for financial aid Position classifications that may be held under the Work Study Program include the Student Trainee which are often referred to as work study student assistants

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  • SF State Career Center
    and utilizing a san serif font like Arial or Helvetica this format is also suitable for organizations that use resume scanning software Curriculum Vitae CV What is a Curriculum Vitae PDF CV for a Student with a Bachelors Degree PDF Some positions especially those in higher education or research may ask for a Curriculum Vitae curricula vitæ or CV A CV is structured to highlight one s academic and research achievements although related work experience can be mentioned also if related to the position Back to top Action Verb Statements An action verb statement describes accomplishments you have had in a variety of areas including work volunteer experience and related coursework Your action verb statement does not have to be a huge accomplishment but it should show something that you are proud of while demonstrating that you can take action when the situation arises Employers like action oriented people Download the following list of action verbs Action Verbs List PDF To write an effective action verb statement follow these three steps Problem Action Result PAR Problem or Situation Identify the problem or situation that needs to be improved Action Describe the action you took and what skills you used Result Describe the result Whenever possible quantify your result with a number An example Coordinated a walk for breast cancer which raised more than 2 000 This action verb statement is effective because it identifies the situation Breast Cancer Walk it describes action coordinated and it highlights a quantifiable result raised over 2 000 More examples Designed a homepage and electronic mail distribution list for local club and increased member participation at club events by 20 Coordinated and facilitated weekly meetings while managing a team of five researchers Promoted from sales associate to assistant manager within five months of initial hiring Back to top Cover Letters Unless the job description specifically states not to you should always send a cover letter with your resume A cover letter is there to introduce you to the employer when you can t be there in person to introduce yourself Your cover letter provides a first impression of who you are and should be created with just enough information so that the employer will want to call you in for an interview to find out more Here are several documents with cover letter instructions and examples Creating a Cover Letter PDF Cover Letter PDF Back to top Thank You Letters A good interviewing habit is to send a thank you letter to your interviewer within 24 hours after an interview This is an opportunity for you to add your personal touch and helps to leave the door open for future networking in case you do not get the job Download an example of a thank you letter Thank You Letter PDF Back to top The Reference List A reference list is a list of three to five people that will give a potential employer excellent reviews of your past performance This list should always be

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  • SF State Career Center
    Cold calling someone you don t know Delivering a slick salesperson s pitch Kissing up Networking is Talking with other people who have interests similar to your own Asking for an expert opinion on your qualifications Conversing with professionals about an industry of common interest Expressing your genuine intentions and motivations Back to top Get Started First talk with everyone you know to see if they are or know someone who is affiliated with your area of interest Your initial contacts might include Supervisors Club advisers Family friends Professors Neighbors SF State alumni Professional organization members Career Center staff College peers Speakers from panel discussions Socio religious group and or fraternity sorority members Make the Connection Once you have started developing a list of career contacts set up a meeting with a contact so that you can gather information about their position industry or career path In most cases you ll be pleasantly surprised many contacts enjoy being experts in their field and will be happy to discuss their career with you Prepare Your Email or Phone Script Keep in mind that time is a premium for professionals When you call your first contact ask first if she has time to talk Asking this question immediately communicates that you value her time Also be certain that you have a concise sound bite or story prepared which clearly explains your intent For example My name is Candace Jones Is this a good time to speak with you for a minute Bessie Smith a colleague of yours whom I spoke with recently at a San Francisco State career fair said you would be an excellent person to talk with to learn more about working in a large investment bank I m a senior pursuing a marketing degree Can I meet with you for 30 minutes sometime next week to discuss some of your insights If your contact is an SF State alumnus try sending an email as follows Hello this is David Wilson I completed my Bachelor of Arts in Theater from SF State in March and I m researching film production options in the Bay Area You attended the university s career fair in March and I thought you might be able to offer some helpful insights as I prepare to launch my career I sent you a letter of introduction last week and I am hoping we can arrange a time to speak for a few minutes Back to top Conducting the Interview Congratulations You have connected with your contact and have set up a time to meet You ve been granted 30 minutes and it s now your job to make productive use of that time What do you want to learn from this individual What do you hope to take away from the meeting Informational Interview Questions About the Individual and the Job Why did you choose this career This position What do you do in a typical day Do you like most least about your job What

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