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The Center for Career Development

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Career Express
Gain access to over 500 employers offering employment and internship opportunities! Register on Career Express to also attend career fairs and professional development workshops.

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Career Fair Preparation

Upcoming Career Fairs

Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, September 24th, 2014
1:30pm-3:30pm
Gymnasium

Who is coming to the Career Fair?

Click here for a list of participating employers (subject to change).

How to earn a VIP Express Pass

Students with a VIP Express Pass can enter the Career Fair early at 1pm.

In order to obtain a VIP Express Pass, you must do one of the following:

OR

VIP Express Passes will be distributed following completion of requirements.

How do I prepare for the career fair?

 

Career Fair Success
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BEFORE THE CAREER FAIR:
Research the companies prior to the Career Fair.
Research companies that you are interested in working for. You should be able to answer the following questions. Most of the information can be found on the company’s web site and social media accounts..

Prepare your elevator pitch.


The Elevator Pitch

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Prepare a 60 second pitch to introduce yourself to each employer.  Focus on your education, related previous experience, and skills that you have to offer an employer.  Tell them why you are interested in working for their company. Ask the employer a job-related question.

Sample questions to ask employers:

 Avoid asking what the company does and about salary.

Set aside professional attire to wear to the career fair.

What do I wear to the career fair?

What NOT to wear to the career fair:

What do I bring to the career fair?

Have enough resumes printed to give to the companies that you are interested in.

We recommend you have copies of your resume printed on bond paper. Bond paper can be found at most office supply stores.
Be prepared to complete an employment application! A sample employment application is available here.

Additional items we recommend you bring:

DAY OF THE CAREER FAIR:

AFTER THE CAREER FAIR:

Can I still attend the career fair if I am an international student?

International students interested in working on and off campus can receive more information at http://www.bmcc.cuny.edu/admissions/applyinfo-international.jsp

Many qualified international students work with the CUNY 311 Project. CUNY 311 Representatives will be present at the career fair to answer any questions. Click here for more information

What if I am not looking for a job?

There is no reason you can’t go to a career fair if you are not looking for a job or an internship. Make the most out of the career fair by networking and gaining information for future employment opportunities.


Importance of Networking

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Center for Career Development| About Us
199 Chambers Street, S-342, New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-220-8170|Fax: 212-346-8519
Email: career@bmcc.cuny.edu|Office Directory

Office Hours:
Walk-in hours: Monday 3pm-6pm, Tuesday and Thursday 2pm-5pm
(career fair preparation)
Saturdays hours

When classes are not in session, the Center is open Mon–Fri: 9:00AM–5:00PM

Walk-in hours: Tuesday and Thursday: 2pm-4pm

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