- Rowan University Career Fair
- Ask an Alum…(Career Exploration Night)
- Walt Disney World College Intern Program
- Federal Government & Non-Profit Agencies Job Fair
- On-Campus Recruitment
- Education Expo
- Career Talk
- Peace Corps
- Off Campus Career Events
- Rowan University Graduate School Fair
- Accounting & Finance Expo
- Career Explorers Camp
- Public Service Career Fair
- How To Land A Job With The Federal Government
Careers Explorers Camp
Preparing Young Professionals of Tomorrow
Summer 2015 (Dates & Times TBD)
Career Explorers Camp is a four day program held at Rowan University. The camp allows the students to experience first hand the opportunities and rewards of various professions in art, business, communication, education, engineering and science.
Career Explorers Camp uses experiential learning to encourage middle and high school students to learn about careers, business, leadership, and teamwork and gain valuable life skills in a fun and exciting way.
Campers will also, learn how to appropriately prepare for these careers in terms of educational pathways to pursue in their middle and high school years. In addition, they will interact with and learn from professionalism their field of interest by way of on-site guest speakers.
Career Explorers Camp Agenda Includes:
- Q and A - Explore a wide range of career options with on campus visits to the Medical School, Radio and Television stations, Planetarium, Stock Trading Room, and more. Talk one-on-one to Professionals in the career field of your interest.
- Public Speaking Activity - Create a vision board of the career of your interest and talk about where do you see yourself in the next ten years.
- Career and Education Planning - Assist campers in identifying their interests, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Take the Focus-2 self-assessment survey and discuss the results in detail.
- Effective Writing - How to fill out an application and create a resume that gets you the job of your dreams.
- Etiquette Lunch - Learn how to discuss business over lunch. The professional Do's & Don'ts of a meeting during lunchtime.
CAMP HOURS: 9:00am - 4:00pm
- The camp is for students in grades 8 through 11.
4 Day $250 Each Additional Sibling $200 (includes T-shirt, drawstring backpack bag and business etiquette lunch on the last day of camp)
$25 (7:30am - 9:00am) Daily
$25 (4:00pm - 5:30pm) Daily
$25 Non-refundable deposit due by June 6, 2015.
Final payments must be made by June 20, 2015.
Payments must be made by cash, check or money order.
Returned check fee is $30.00
For more information contact the Career Management Center at (856)256-4456.
To register for Career Explorers Camp click here
CAREER FAIR TIPS
A career fair is an opportunity for you to meet with employer representatives on an informal basis to discuss career information and employment opportunities. It is another form of networking that can help you get your foot in the door of an employer through careful planning. A major part of planning process for a career fair is developing a list of questions to ask the employer representatives. Also, research the employers that plan to attend. This gives you a heads up on the employers you are interested in approaching.
Pick out a professional outfit. Most career day fairs recommend that you dress as if you are going on an interview. It is better to be overdressed than underdressed at a career fair. Suits are appropriate for both men and women.
- Two-piece suit (solid colors vs. print or patterns). Stick to conservative colors such as black, navy blue, dark brown and dark gray. Avoid wearing single breasted suits with more than four buttons and suits with bold pinstripes.
- Wear a white shirt or a light color shirt
- Tie pattern should be simple.
- Wear polished shoes with knee-length socks that avoid exposing skin.
- Suit with knee-length skirt and tailored blouse.
- Pantsuits are more acceptable now, but save them for after you obtain the job.
- Keep accessories and make-up simple.
- Wear closed toe shoes without straps. Also, the heels should be no more than an inch and half.
Proper Career / Job Fair Attire
SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK EMPLOYER REPRESENTATIVES
- What characteristics does a successful person have at your organization?
- Could you describe a typical day?
- What are the best and worst parts of your job?
- How important are professional degrees or credentials for entrance and promotion in this field?
- Is demand for your kind of work increasing, stabilizing, or decreasing?
- How could you utilize my skills?
- Are there internship possibilities with your organization?
- Is there anything I can do to make myself more qualified for this type of work?
SOME QUESTIONS TO ASK YOURSELF
- Will I be seeking information only?
- Will I want to generate interviews?
- Should I dress in business attire?
- Is my resume ready to distribute?
- What questions should I ask?
- Should I bring a pad and pen?
- Will I need to think about follow-up?
- Where can I get further information?
TIPS FOR NAVIGATING A CAREER FAIR
- Turn your cell phone off.
- Be independent – you look more serious walking alone rather than with a group of friends.
- Make a good first impression – greet the employer and introduce yourself. Smile, make eye contact, and use a firm handshake. Use your one-minute script about yourself to start conversations with employers.
- It is important that you bring well written copies of your resume to disseminate to employer representatives.
- Make sure that you acquire the business cards from the employer representatives that you are interested in working for.
- Keep a record of your correspondences during the Career Fair to use in your follow-up.
- Always send a thank you card or email to the employer representative and reiterate your interest in working for them.
On-Campus Work Study Job Fair
Time & Location: TBD
Want to earn a competitive hourly wage for your present part-time employment? If the answer to this question is yes, then you need to attend the On-Campus Work Study Job Fair. Representatives from various offices on campus will be available to share information on job openings within their department. To participate, students must submit their resume on PROFS JOBS and have it approved before the job fair.
For more information, please contact the Career Management Center at 856.256.4456.
Off-Campus Federal Work Study Employment Fair
Rowan University Off-Campus Federal Work Study Employment Fair
Date, Time & Location: TBD
Accounting & Finance Expo
September 17, 2015
10:00am - 1:00pm
Chamberlain Student Center Eynon Ballroom
The 2015 Accounting & Finance Expo is for students seeking professional careers and internships in the fields of accounting and finance. This event is free for students and no pre-registration is required, however, professional business attire is required. Make certain to bring along several copies of your resume and be prepared to network with company representatives.
Rowan University Fall Career Exploration & Graduate School Fair
October 7, 2015
10:00am - 2:00pm
Chamberlain Student Center Eynon Ballroom
Network with employers and graduate school representativess, and collect information about full-time and internship opportunities.
Employers: To register for the Career Exploration & Graduate School Fair click here
Questions? Please contact the Career Management Center at 856.256.4456
Time & Location: TBD
INROADS provides internships opportunities for minority students in business and industry and they prepare them for corporate and community leadership.
Ask an Alum…(Career Exploration Night)
Time & Location: TBA
Do you want to know what the work-force is really like?
Ever wonder what life will be like after graduation?
Want to know how you can apply your major to a future career?
You have questions and our alumni have answers.
Imagine an internship with one of the most exciting companies in the world. Where friendships grow, opportunities are made and where the future begins.
The Disney College Program gives students the chance to start building their résumé and preparing for their future career. This paid program is open to all majors and college levels. Roles are available at
Walt Disney World® Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California.
Apply online at disneycollegeprogram.com
Federal Government & Non-Profit Agencies Career Fair
Time & Location: TBD
Explore career opportunities in government and in non-profit agencies by attending the Federal Government & Non-Profit Career Fair. Representatives from the federal government and non-profit organizations will be available to share information on employment opportunities within their agencies.
Interview Schedule: For listing of on-campus interview dates, go to PROFS JOBS at www.rowan.edu/cmc.
For more information contact the Career Management Center at 856.256.4456.
This event connects school district representatives with graduating seniors and alumni who are provisionally or fully certified to teach or will have a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing.
Employers: To register for the Education Expo click here
Questions? Please contact the Career Management Center at 856.256.4456.
PEACE CORPS PRESENTATION
March 25, 2015
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Career Management Center - Savitz Hall
Learn about career opportunities with the Peace Corps.
For more information, contact the Career Management Center at 856.256.4456.
OFF-CAMPUS CAREER EVENTS
Spring 2015 Career Fair
Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 12:00PM - 4:00PM
Fairleigh Dickinson University
100 University Plaza Drive
Hackensack, NJ 07601
University of Delaware Teacher Job Fair
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Bob Carpenter Sports/Convocation Center
631 S. College Avenue
Newark, DE 19716
Job Fair NYC
Thursday, April 23, 2015, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Holiday Inn Midtown Hotel
440 W 57 Street
New York, NY 10019
CT Fairfield County Education Recruitment
Roger Ludlowe Middle School
689 Unquowa Road
Fairfield, CT 06824