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Three Magic Words: “All Majors Welcome”

 

If you’re thinking about an internship for next summer, or a job after you graduate,

consider attending this fall’s Business Career Fair, September 16 and 17 in ARC.

No, it’s not just for business school majors.

You can find a list of the companies that will be attending on I-Link.  Follow the link, use your NetID to log in (you may have a few additional questions to answer if it’s the first time you’ve logged in), and then click on “Events” in the blue bar at the top, followed by Career Fairs.  You’ll need to hit “RSVP” for the Business Career Fair, and then you’ll be able to click on the link and see a list of the employers who will be there.  Obviously, there are some that are recruiting narrowly in specific subfields of business and engineering, but quite a few include those magic words, “All Majors Welcome,” and some specifyfuturama english major “Liberal Arts and Sciences.”

That means you: readers of these blog posts.

Many of these employers offer abundant information about the kinds of positions they’re seeking to fill–internships or full-time jobs, short-term or entry-level training programs or specific positions. These descriptions are worth reading carefully to figure out what you might be eligible for. Just because you’ve never heard of it doesn’t mean you can’t do it. “Inventory management”?  Go to their website to learn more.

NO ONE is looking specifically for English majors–but many companies are looking for people who can communicate effectively, make sense of complex information, and work in team settings with other people.  These are all skills you practice in your English classes.

Interested, but not sure how to make it work?  Come to “What Can You Do with an English Department Major” on September 10, 4:30 – 6:30 in EB 119. English students who have survived the Business Career Fair and lived to tell the tale will be on hand, and you get helpful advice on marketing your skills (yes, you have them!) there, and in other settings.