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 Post subject: Job Fair
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:39 am 
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Well, going to the school Job Fair tomorrow--Junior Applied Physics Major with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship. Going for 10 defense companies, and 9 other major corporations. Hope I get my hands on something but even if I don't it's good experience for the next job fair.

Anyways, wish me luck :)


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 Post subject: Re: Job Fair
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:04 am 
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Good luck! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Job Fair
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 7:19 am 
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Good Luck. Hope you find what you're looking for. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:08 am 
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Break a leg!

Let us know how it went.

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 Post subject: Re: Job Fair
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 1:56 pm 
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Good luck! Talk to as many as possible!

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 3:26 pm 
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Well, it went okay. My GPA isn't amazing, due to a **** first year, but I gave my resume to about 18 different companies including Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, GD-EB, etc. Also some power companies. We'll see how it goes.


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 Post subject: Re: Job Fair
PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:26 pm 
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I suppose that down under the equivalent phrase is "don't bust a gut...".

Whatever, such things are like fishing so, good fishing. If nothing comes up immediately then learn from the experience without getting anally retentive about your faults/weaknesses. Not saying that you would, of course.

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:08 am 
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Well, it went okay. My GPA isn't amazing, due to a **** first year, but I gave my resume to about 18 different companies including Lockheed, Boeing, Raytheon, GD-EB, etc. Also some power companies. We'll see how it goes.


Good, be sure to follow up. Where you looking for a full time hire or co-op/internship position?

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:34 pm 
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Any major or medium sized defense contractor, followed up by major corporations. I really want to get into the defense industry, so I'm trying to start early. Besides submitting resume on their site, what other ways would you suggest to follow up?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:53 am 
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Good luck, and remember if you don't get in this time round it isn't the end of the world. However keep trying, and don't lose heart.
If you have an interesting hobby make sure it is on your CV, you'd be surprised what can impress someone in an interview and standing out from all of the other prospective candidates is all important.

Hope you get the job you're looking for.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 1:00 pm 
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Besides submitting resume on their site, what other ways would you suggest to follow up?


Any contact info on such sites, for personnel or particular people you should be speaking too? If you don't hear back, don't be a goose, show some initiative and contact them. Good luck!

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:42 pm 
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As I regularly remind the whiny unemployed engineers on the engineering forum, to get my first job and university scholarship I wrote (by hand) to EVERY vehicle manufacturer, aircraft manufacturer, and most parts suppliers in the country.

And got two firm offers.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 08, 2008 12:25 pm 
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Steel wrote:
Besides submitting resume on their site, what other ways would you suggest to follow up?


If you have the contact information of the people you talked with, I'd at least send them a thank you letter, and maybe a phone call. After a few months, call them and say hello.

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