Quick Tips for MIS Students This Week

AIMS-9/22- Home Depot
What is Business Casual? The article below should answer any questions regarding the AIMS meeting with Home Depot and the dress code for the meeting.
http://www.career.vt.edu/JobSearchGuide/BusinessCasualAttire.html

Career Fair 9/22-23
The list of the companies that will be attending the career fair and what type of positions they are hiring for are located here: General Career Fair , Technical Career Fair

Companies to look out for:

Note: All these companies are looking for Full-time and Intern positions. Also, these are just companies that interest me. I strongly suggest you take a look at the list since I’ve left out quite a few.

Technical:
• CTS – Technical
• HP – Technical, General
• The Home Depot-IT- Technical

General:
• Daxco – General
• Target – General
• Hyundai Motor Manufacturing- General

Behavioral Skills: (Time for the fun stuff)
“Studies have proven that the total impact of a message is 7% verbal (words only), 38% vocal ( including tone of voice and inflection), and 55% non-verbal. Surprising isn’t it? As a salesperson, your verbal impact is 45% and your body message is 55%. How you communicate with your body determines the believability and impact of your message.”

As you read the above statement, you should realize that the messages you give to recruiters at the career fair should be very well practiced. Considering the 38% tone and inflection, you don’t want any nervousness you have to be considered a lack of confidence. Don’t sound too practiced, you don’t want to sound like you’re reading a teleprompter. You need to make great eye contact, be confident and portray good body language. At the career fair this would consist of standing up straight and making sure you don’t put your hands in your pockets while speaking to recruiters.

I pulled the above quote from an article on professional selling. You can find it here.

Final Notes and Reminders:
• HP will be doing on campus interviews on 9/23 and 9/24 at the career center. Make sure you turn in your resumes in person at the Career Fair to be considered for these interviews.
• Resume Deadlines for Full-time positions at Lowes is 9/26.
• Ernst and Young interviews are 9/27.
• No mentoring on 9/22 due to AIMS-Home Depot.
• Resume Deadline for CTS Full-time positions is 9/27.

Written by: Bradley Jones, MIS Junior

The University of Alabama MIS program allows students to work on real projects that provide real value to real companies. Students learn to leverage people, processes and technology to solve problems and meet the challenges of today’s businesses head-on. For more information, call 205-348-5525 or visit http://cba.ua.edu/mis.

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