By Barbara Hewitt
Even though the official start of the school year is still a couple of days away, on campus recruiting is already underway! The official interviews will begin on Monday, September 21st, but many of the resume submission periods opened on August 17th so that you could get an early start if you would like. (That said, the first resume deadline is not until Sunday, September 13th, so no need to worry if you haven’t started yet!) Students graduating in December 2015 or May/August 2016 are welcome to participate in on-campus recruiting for full-time positions. If you plan to participate, please attend a live OCR orientation (held on Wednesday, August 26th, 12:00 – 1:00, Claudia Cohen Hall, Terrace Room OR Friday, August 28th, 2:00 – 3:00, Huntsman 240). If you are unable to attend the live orientation you can watch the on-line version here at your convenience. Students participating in on-campus interviewing are expected to be familiar with the information provided in the orientation. Employer information sessions (lots of them!) will begin on Wednesday, August 26th. You can see the list of information sessions by logging into PennLink or checking this page which doesn’t require you to log into PennLink.
Finally, don’t forget the Career Services advisors are here to assist you throughout the process, including perfecting your resume and cover letters, practicing your interviewing skills, and negotiating offers. Best wishes for the beginning of the new year!