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Spring 2013 SDSU Career Services

Career Fairs/Workshops
Interested in discussing career options in your major? Seeking an internship to gain practical experience? Recently graduated/graduating soon and looking for full time employment? All of these are reasons to attend one of our upcoming career fairs. The Spring Career and Internship Fair will take place on February 21st and the Just in Time Career Fair will take place on April 25th. Both of these fairs are for all majors, but many STEM employers will participate. Over 50 employers are already registered for the Spring Career and Internship fair on February 21st. The participating employers include major STEM employers like Apple, Northrop Grumman, NAVAIR, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and many others.
For those interested in teaching opportunities, mark your calendar for the Teacher and Education Career Fair on March 28th.
Want to attend a career fair, but don’t know what to expect or how to prepare? See the list of Career Services workshops at to help you prepare your resume, and to help you build your networking and interviewing skills before the career fair. There is even a workshop to help you make the most of your time at the career fair. To ensure you receive up-to-date information about Career Services events, please take the time to register at Aztec Career Connection.
While there is no charge for our workshops, we would appreciate if you would register at Aztec Career Connection so we know the number of students attending, and can plan accordingly. If you have registered for a workshop and cannot attend, please use Aztec Career Connection to cancel your reservation so we can open your slot for another student.
Internship and Full Time Positions Available
Currently there are over 30 new positions listed in Aztec Career Connection, with new positions posted weekly. These are in addition to positions already posted in the system. Don’t forget to login regularly to search for and apply for internship and full time openings.

Employers visiting SDSU
Over the next month, we have almost 40 employers visiting SDSU Career Services for on campus interviews. These employers include STEM hiring organizations like Apple, SDG&E, Northrop Grumman and others.
Several companies (including Apple on January 23 and February 21, and SDG&E on February 12) are also conducting Information Sessions which give you the opportunity to learn more about their companies and the type of employment opportunities they offer. Visit Aztec Career Connection for a complete list of upcoming employer events.

Upcoming Events

Technical Resume Workshop—February 7, 2013
Learn more about what technical information employers want to see in your resume. This workshop will concentrate on writing a technical resume. The event will be held in the Career Services office on Thursday, February 7th at 3:00 PM. If you have already drafted a resume, bring it with you so you can ask questions.

Spring Career and Internship Fair—February 21, 2013
Meet with employers to learn more about their organizations and open employment opportunities. The fair will be held on February 21st starting at 10:00 AM on the North Love Library Terrace.

Life Sciences/STEM Career Panel—February 21, 2013
The BTSA is sponsoring an employer panel on February 21st, from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, in the Shiley BioScience Center. This is a chance for students to learn more about careers in the Life Sciences and other STEM related fields, and to network with participating employers.

Security Clearance Symposium—March 7, 2013
Interested in a position with a defense contractor or government agency? Heard these positions require security clearance, but have no idea what that means to you? To learn more, attend our Security Clearance Symposium on March 7th at 11:00 AM in the Parma Payne Goodall Alumni Center ballroom.
Further Information/Comments
Visit the SDSU Career Services Website at
Paul Salce, SDSU Career Services, or (619) 594-4383.

Glossary of Recruiting Terms

Aztec Career Connection
On-line system used by Career Services to track events presented by Career Services and visiting employers. Once students have registered on the system, the system allows them to store resumes and other employment documents so they can apply for open positions posted on the site. Students can also use the system to register or cancel a registration for on campus interviews or other Career Services events.

Career Assessment
Career Assessment tools provide students with assistance determining potential careers based on major, interests and personality traits.

Career Fair
Campus employment event showcasing employers from different industries. Offers students the opportunity to talk with multiple employers about their companies and available positions within a short period of time.

Information Session
Event sponsored by a specific employer to provide students with the opportunity to learn more about their company and employment opportunities, and to network with the company representatives.
Internships/co-ops/student employment
Employment opportunities for students to gain experience in their field and try different kinds of employment opportunities prior to graduation. An internship is usually for a set period (e.g. summer internship). A co-op experience usually provides a student with academic credit as well as employment experience. Some majors may require a co-op experience prior to graduation. Student employment is usually an open ended position which may or may not be related to your major. Any of these opportunities may be paid or unpaid depending on the industry or employer offering the opportunity.

On Campus Interviews (OCI)
Interviews scheduled by employers to be held on campus, usually in the Career Services office. This is typically an initial/screening interview and may be followed by another campus interview or visit to the employer’s site for additional interviews. Depending on the employer’s choice, a student may register for an interview (assuming they meet the employer’s criteria as to major, GPA, etc.). This is known as an open schedule. If an employer asks students to submit resumes for review prior to the interviews, this is a pre-select or closed schedule, and the employer will select the students they want to interview.

Buzz word used by industry and government to refer to careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Mathematics. May also be referred to as STEMM which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and/or Medical.

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