INTERNSHIP FAIR 2019

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TO REGISTER, CLICK HERE!

 

 

INTERNSHIP FAIR SCHEDULE 

 

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

 

Employers check in at 28 North Clark St., 5th Floor – Student Affairs/Career Services will be there to welcome guests and escort them to their assigned tables, in The Matrix (room 530) & room 532.
 

                 11:00AM – 12:30PM               

 Employer check-in, set-up & Lunch

                    12:30PM                    

  Internship Fair begins! 

                                             2:00PM                                           

   End of Internship Fair

 

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

When, where and what time is the Internship Fair?
The 2019 Internship Fair will take place on Thursday, February 28th from 12:30PM - 2:00PM and will take place on campus, 28 N. Clark Street in The Matrix (room 530) & room 532


Who can attend the Internship Fair?
The 2019 Internship Fair is open to all students who are in good academic and financial aid standing and who have registered to attend. Students must also submit a résumé for approval by Career Services in order to attend. It is recommended that students pursue an internship once they have completed a full academic year. First year students are welcome to browse the event in order to know what to expect when you participate next year!

What do I need to bring with me?
In order to attend the Internship Fair, you must bring at least 25 copies of your Career Services approved résumé. Bonus items include: portfolios, reels and/or other project samples. You are free to bring laptops and/or tablets to show your work. Please make sure to bring external headphones (not earbuds) so that employers may listen to any work samples. Make sure to bring antibacterial wipes to wipe the headphones after each use!

 

Résumés are due to Career Services by end-of-day, Friday, February, 22nd at flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu - If you miss this deadline, you will NOT be able to attend the Internship Fair.

Can I attend the fair without a résumé?
No. You must have your résumé approved by Career Services in order to attend the Internship Fair.

 

How do I get my résumé approved by Career Services?

Submit your résumé to flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu and Career Services will provide you with feedback.

What if I don't have a résumé?
Email flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu to set up a time so that Career Services can assist in helping you develop one. 
 

Where do I register?

Click here to register. 

What should I wear?

We suggest business casual attire. This generally means neat, yet casual clothes and is generally more casual than informal, but more formal than casual. Please avoid clothes with holes, stains, wrinkles or offensive language and/or images.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

What type of questions should I ask employers?

How will you evaluate my performance?

Expressing your interest in feedback will help show you’re interested in learning, focused on professional growth and willing to be taught. Ask what tasks or skills you may be evaluated on, and who will be performing your evaluations.

How long have you been offering internships?

It's recommended to ask how long the organization has employed interns. You want to see if the organization is used to using and working with interns. For some interns, it may not be a good fit to work with an employer that lacks established procedures, rules, and so on.

How have you managed interns in the past?

Asking about the company’s past experience with interns can help give you more information about what it will expect from you. It's suggested to ask what made past interns successful, and how you could best make a valuable contribution through your internship, if hired. The questions will not only show that you view the internship as way to develop your skills, but to also help the company. In addition, the answers will help you figure out if the company sees the internship as an opportunity to help you develop your skills, or simply an opportunity to bring someone on to help with menial tasks.

What will a typical workday be like?

This will help you find out about any scheduling expectations managers have for the position, such as your office hours and breaks. Knowing from the start whether overtime or late nights at the office are expected can help prospective interns find a work environment that fits with their schedule and fosters their professional growth.

With whom will I be working?

In some organizations, interns are assigned to work for a specific person or department, while in others they’re pooled together. In a pool situation, interns may not have a chance to establish a good relationship with a mentor, or may only get a high-level view of the organization rather than a deeper dive into a specific function. On the other hand, groups of interns may be able to work on larger, higher-profile projects than individuals ones do.

How much interaction will I have with other employees?

Interns should take full advantage of being in a professional environment. Try asking, “What opportunities will there be for me to talk to and interact with people outside of my department?”

Could you tell me more about the company’s...?

Internship candidates should ask questions that demonstrate their knowledge of the company by inquiring about news items related to the organization or requesting more details on information they found on the company's website. Students can also demonstrate their interest in being engaged employees by asking questions about how the organization contributes to its industry and community, and how as an intern they will be working towards these causes.

How often do you hire interns for full-time jobs?

It's never too early to find out whether the company considers interns as potential employees. But even if it doesn't work out after graduation, you can still leverage your internship experience to help you get your first job out of college.

Room 520 (Lighting Studio) will be set up as a student lounge where Internship Fair participants can help themselves to coffee, water, juice, and snacks. Students can also gather materials, check their outfits, etc, in preparation to meet with employers.




If you have any questions that aren't covered here, please email them to flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu

HOURS

MONDAY - FRIDAY

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

ADDRESS

28 N. Clark St. 

Suite 500 

Chicago, IL 60602

CONTACT                               

Students (Career Services)

flashpoint.careerservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Students (Student Services)

flashpoint.studentservices@columbiacollege.edu

 

Alumni

flashpoint.alumnirelations@columbiacollege.edu

 

Employers

flashpoint.employerrelations@columbiacollege.edu

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