Posted on: February 28, 2019

An expose’ on National Careers Week by Our Most Amiable Ms Robyn

An expose’ on National Careers Week by Our Most Amiable Ms Robyn

Monday, March 4th – Thursday, March 7th

If you have not already heard the buzz on Virginia International University’s campus, the Career Services & Alumni Relations Department has teamed up with the Job Club, to present a week of career-focused activities, featured guest speakers, and resources designed to enhance your marketability for the job market.  Each day, students can assess their skill level, reflect on career choices, and receive new resources.

Why should a VIU student or graduate attend National Careers Week?

When the Career Services Department and Job Club members were planning which engagements to include, by far, employers ranked at the top of the list. Below, is a sneak peek into the line-up of employers presenting and activities:

Monday, March 4th | LinkedIn Profile: Do’s & Don’ts | 3:30PM to 4:30PM | Room 301

  • Attia Mahmood – Fair fax County Government
  • Linda Siam – Fair fax County Government

Tuesday, March 5th | Campus Scavenger Hunt | 2:00PM to 3:00PM | Room 301

Tuesday, March 5th | Career Information Tables & Refreshments | 6:30PM to 7:30PM | Room 301

Wednesday, March 6th  | Cyber Human Capital | 1:30PM to 2:30PM | Room 301

  • Renee Small
    • #1 Amazon Best Selling Author of Magnetic Hiring: Your Company’s Secret Weapon to Attracting Top Cyber Security Talent & the CEO of an award-winning cyber human capital strategies company
    • Received the Stevie Award for 2017 Female Entrepreneur of the Year

Wednesday, March 6th | Career Information Tables & Refreshments | 6:30PM to 7:30PM | Room 301

Thursday, March 7th | 3:30PM to 4:30PM | Room 301

  • Toby Ratolojanahary | Mason Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

How can a VIU student or graduate get prepared for the National Careers Week?

 

  • Review the agenda and highlight sessions in which you would like to attend.
  • Write down your questions in advance to ask the employer on the day of the event.
  • Be able to communicate your 30-second elevator pitch; a clear introduction as to who you are and what you are seeking.
  • Bring a pen and pad to jot down notes.

What should a VIU student or graduate do on the day of the event?

 

  • Dress professionally for the event, as networking opportunities take place all the time.
  • Arrive 10-minutes early for the event, as each session will begin on-time.
  • Introduce yourself to the employer after the event; before the event, if time allows.
  • Invite someone to attend the event. Share the learning experience.