- Rowan University Career Fair
- Ask an Alum…(Career Exploration Night)
- Walt Disney World College Intern Program
- Federal Government & Non-Profit Agencies Job Fair
- Recruitment Week
- Education Expo
- Career Talk
- Peace Corps
- Off Campus Career Events
- Annual Rowan University - Camden Campus Career Exploration Fair
- Accounting 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
July 2014 (Specific days to be announced)
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 $200 Each Additional Sibling $175 (includes lunch, T-shirt and drawstring backpack bag)
$20 (7:30am - 9:00am) Daily
$20 (4:00pm - 5:30pm) Daily
$25 Non-refundable deposit due by May 30, 2014.
Final payments must be made by June 13, 2014.
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.
September 18, 2014
Time & Location: TBA
The 2014 Accounting Expo is for students seeking professional careers and internships in the field of accounting. 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 Spring 2014 Career
February 25, 2014
Time: 10:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom
Highlights from the Spring 2013 Career Fair
Network with employers and collect information about full-time and internship opportunities.
Employers: To register for the Career Fair click here.
Ask an Alum…(Career Exploration Night)
February 18, 2014
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Location: Chamberlain Student Center Ballroom
Come network with alumni who are actively working in your field of interest. Engage in casual conversation with individuals who have been where you are and have “made it” in their career.
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.
Highlights from the Spring 2013 Ask an Alum... Career Exploration Night
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
Wednesday - February 12, 2014, 10:00am - 3:00pm
Savitz Hall Atrium
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.
Federal and non-profit agencies may register for the event by emailing the Career Management Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or by contacting Ruben Britt at 856.256.4254.
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.
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.
Questions? Please contact the Career Management Center at 856.256.4456 or e-mail Netesha Peterson at email@example.com.
Highlights from the 2013 Education Expo
Spring 2014 Presentation: TBA
Learn about career opportunities with the Peace Corps.
Public Service Career Fair - Rutgers - Camden Campus
Sponsored by The Rutgers-Camden and Camden City Campuses of Rowan University and Camden County College
Spring 2014 - Date & Time: TBA
OFF-CAMPUS CAREER EVENTS
Philadelphia Job Fair
Monday, December 16, 2013, 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West
4010 City Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Woodbridge Job Fair
Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 11:00AM - 2:00PM
Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel
515 US Highway 1 South
Iselin, NJ 08830