On-campus recruiting is a program that enables employers to easily post job descriptions exclusively for Wesleyan students, view applicant resumes and cover letters and make decisions for interviewing candidates on the Wesleyan campus. On-Campus Recruiting takes place during both the Fall and Spring semesters. We encourage you to participate in our many on- and off-campus networking and interviewing events.
As a senior, too participate in on-campus recruiting you must complete the following four steps:
- Attend a Senior Meeting. These meetings are scheduled the first week of the fall semester.
- Read and check the Code of Conduct box when you login to MyCC.
- Have your resume approved by a Career Center counselor. If you had your resume approved last year, you must have it re-approved for senior year.
- Attend an Interview Workshop. See the Career Center calendar for dates and times.
The Career Center uses Experience.com, an on-line recruiting program, to facilitate on-campus recruiting. This on-line recruiting system has been customized for Wesleyan and we refer to it as MyCC. You will find this system to be helpful and easy to use. You will be able to access company profiles, job postings, a recruiting calendar, interview dates and your own interview schedule. When using MyCC you can upload and manage copies of your resume, cover letters,and other documents, such as a writing sample or unofficial transcript.
BECOME A COMPETITIVE CANDIDATE
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Information sessions are an informal way for you to explore different fields and industries, to learn about specific positions at specific organizations, and for employers to share information about their company culture, goals and career paths. In many cases, information sessions allow current students to interact with recent hires (often Wesleyan alumni) to learn more about life within the organization, and life after Wesleyan.
All of the above spells N-E-T-W-O-R-K-I-N-G! It’s simply attending these meetings, and talking to the representatives. It’s a good way to practice and build your self-confidence.
Check out the Career Center calendar on MyCC (hover over Calendar in the top navigation bar; click Career Center Calendar) for a list of upcoming employer information sessions.
CREATE A POWERFUL RESUME
Your resume is intended to be a written picture of your education, skills and experience, designed to give an employer both your factual data and to create and leave a favorable impression. Take advantage of the Career Center workshops on resume writing and have your resume reviewed and critiqued to make sure you have an exceptional document (Drop-in Hours is a great way to do this!). Review the Resume section for more information and sample resume formats. NOTE: you will need to learn how to write a great cover letter! See the Cover Letter section and bring a draft into Drop-ins for a critique!
Interviewing tends to be the single most important part in getting a job. Being good at interviewing takes practice so take advantage of the Career Center's Interviewing Skills workshops and opportunities to have mock interviews with counselors. Below are a few tips to apply when you have an interview. Also review our Interviewing section.
RESEARCH THE ORGANIZATION
Be prepared for all interviews by obtaining information about the career field, specific information about the organization and a clear idea of the role and responsibilities of the job for which you are applying. Make sure you have done your homework and have as much basic information as is available. This information can be obtained through literature which the organization produces, professional publications and journals, and by speaking with those working for or familiar with the organization.
DRESS PROFESSIONALLY AND APPROPRIATELY
There is no substitute for making a great first impression! For on-campus interviews, you want to wear business appropriate attire, such as a suit.
EARLY IS ON TIME
Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview. There will be a designated location within the Career Center for you to wait for the interviewer.
SEND A THANK YOU NOTE
Be sure to thank the interviewer for his or her time and ask for a business card. After the interview, send a brief thank you note to highlight something said, reaffirm your interest or mention something which you forgot to bring up during the interview.
If you have any questions regarding on-campus interviews or MyCC, please contact Rachel Berman at firstname.lastname@example.org.