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"Stephanie A. Barnett" <[log in to unmask]>
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Mon, 5 Oct 2009 08:45:57 -0400
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This Week in Career Services, October 5th


1. Upcoming events
2. Job & Internship Fair
3. Monday Resume Clinic
4. Hot Jobs! Featured OCI positions
5. Employer info sessions
6. Walk-in hours
7. International Development Career Fair
8. Free practice tests
9. Careers in Sports and Athletics

1. Upcoming workshop and events
Prepare for the Job Fair workshop
Monday, Oct 5 12:15 - 1:15 p.m. SUB I, Room 348 (Career Library)

Resume Clinic
Monday, Oct 5 4 - 7 p.m. JC, Room 116

Job & Internship Fair
Wednesday, Oct 7 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. JC, Dewberry Hall
Thursday, Oct 8 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. JC, Dewberry Hall

For a complete list of workshops and events visit our calendar.
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2. Job & Internship Fair: October 7 & 8
Approximately 180 employers will be on campus on Wednesday, October 7 and 
Thursday, October 8. Are you ready to meet them?

Prepare for the Fair today!

Check out the employer list to research attending companies and find out 
which day they'll be at the Fair. View where they'll be located by checking 
out the floor plans.

We surveyed employers and they told us that you will stand out to them if 
you know these four points about their organization:

 their mission
 their values or philosophy
 their products or services
 their available job openings

Find out more about how to stand out. Professional dress is highly 
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3. Monday Resume Clinic

Monday, Oct 5 4 - 7 p.m. JC, Room 116

Is your resume ready to be given to employers at the Job & Internship Fair 
on October 7 & 8? To find out, visit our Clinic with your resume in hand. 
Career counselors will be available to give you practical feedback. First 
come, first served.

Don't have a resume? Check out Resume Builder, our new online software that 
walks you through writing each section of a resume. You can input your 
personal information as you go and come out with a rough draft you can 
build on.

To access Resume Builder:
1. Log in to PatriotJobWeb
2. Click on "documents" in the menu bar
3. Click on the Resume Builder tab
4. Follow the directions through each step
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4. Hot Jobs! Featured OCI positions
The resume submission deadline for these On-Campus Interviewing positions 
is Wednesday, Oct 7.

Employer: Larson Allen LLC
Position: Audit Staff, Outsourcing Services Staff

Employer: IBM Global Business Services
Position: Financial Management Entry Level Consultant-Public Sector, IT 
Specialists & Security Consultants-Public Sector

Employer: Track Group, The
Position: Federal Sales Account Manager

Employer: New York Life
Position: Financial Services Professional

Search for these positions on PatriotJobWeb. Learn more about on-campus 
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5. Employer information sessions

Find out more about working for these organizations by attending these info 

Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program
October 7, Wednesday
4:30 p.m.
JC, Room F

U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
October 7, Wednesday
5 p.m.
SUB II, Room 5

For a complete list of upcoming information sessions:
1. Log in to PatriotJobWeb
2. Click on "events" in the menu bar
3. Click on the Information Sessions tab
4. Conduct a search or scroll down
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6. Walk-in hours

Stop by for a short visit with a career counselor. Walk-ins are done on a 
first come, first served basis.

Walk-in Schedule
Mondays 2 - 4 pm
Tuesdays 10 am - noon (and 4:30 - 6:30 pm when classes are in session)
Wednesdays 2 - 4 pm
Thursdays 2 - 4 pm
Fridays 10 am - noon
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7. International Development Career Fair

If you are interested in working within the international development 
community as an intern or professional, check out the Society for 
International Development Career Fair on Friday, October 9 at 1 p.m. in D.C.

SIDW also provides valuable knowledge about the field, seminars on topics 
of interest and opportunities to strengthen networks with professionals in 
the field.
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8. Free practice tests


You are invited to Kaplan's FREE Practice Test at Mason on Sunday, October 
25. This is a terrific opportunity to answer a critical question, "If I 
took the exam today, how would I score?" Tests are administered under test-
like conditions, and you will receive a detailed score analysis of your 
performance. Register online or by phone at 1-800-KAP-TEST.
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9. The Career Tap: Careers in Sports and Athletics

Tune in to WGMU tomorrow, October 2nd for The Career Tap at 11 a.m. Bill 
Brown, head coach of the GMU baseball team, will be speaking on Careers in 
Sports and Athletics.
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Career Services ... Connecting to Your Future
SUB I, Room 348     703-993-2370