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It’s never too early for students to start thinking about their careers. Here at the Fulton Schools we have several opportunities for students to customize their college experience to best prepare themselves for future careers.

CAREER FAIR

Each semester students and alumni have the chance to meet with employers which recruit from the Fulton Schools. Students can look for jobs and internships, as well as volunteer and serve as employer liaisons for additional networking opportunities.

Students can find information about volunteering for career fairs through announcements in Inner Circle and can learn about becoming employer liaisons from their student org leadership and advisors.

Mark your calendars for the Fall 2018 Fulton Schools Career Fairs, September 25–27, 2018. This is an important opportunity for our students’ careers, so encourage them to attend!

Career Fair for Master’s and Doctoral Students
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Career Fair for Undergraduate Students
Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Noon–5 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU), Tempe campus [map]

Polytechnic Career Fair for Undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral Students
Thursday, September 27, 2018
Noon–4 p.m.
Student Union (UNION) Cooley Ballroom, Polytechnic campus [map]

SSEBE Career Fair Days
September 25-27, 2018
October 3 & 4, 2018
9 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
College Avenue Commons (CAVC), Tempe campus [map]

Staff have the opportunity to volunteer and help our students have a successful career fair experience.

Faculty and staff can attend the Dean’s Employer Welcome events before each career fair day begins to network with employers and recruiters and seek out industry collaborations.

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure

Cher Stevens and Lauren Majure are Employer Relations Coordinator Seniors. Lauren works with companies beginning with the letters A–L and Cher works with employers M–Z. In addition to leading the fall and spring career fairs, they guide employers on effective strategies for recruiting engineering students to fill full-time, internship and Co-op positions. They also support the Fulton Schools’ mission by advancing employers’ engagement opportunities and educational partnerships.

 

 

 

IT ALL STARTS WITH HANDSHAKE

Encourage students to set up their Handshake profiles. Handshake is the ultimate career network that brings together students, alumni and employers. This tool includes many helpful features:

  • Personalized job and internship recommendations based on student’s major and interests
  • Scheduling appointments with peer career coaches and career advisors in-person or virtually
  • Career information and tools that support students throughout their entire time at ASU
  • An easy way to research companies that are attending various career fairs
  • Managing your applications and interviews with top organizations
  • From the Resources page, access Optimal Résumé to have résumés reviewed, GoinGlobal to find internships and jobs locally and abroad, and more.

CAREER EXPLORATION NIGHT

A few weeks into starting their college careers, our Fulton Schools freshmen will have the chance to explore their futures at Career Exploration Night– October 16 and 24, 2018. At this event, students conduct informational interviews with professionals who have the careers they want and see what they did in college to get where they are now. New this year to the Polytechnic School’s event, featuring three major-specific panels.

Fulton Career Exploration Night and panels–Tempe campus
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
4:30–8 p.m.
Memorial Union (MU) second floor, Tempe campus [map]

Fulton Career Exploration Night for Engineering, IT, and Environmental and Resource Management–Polytechnic campus
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
4:30–7 p.m.
Student Union, Cooley ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]

Open to all students:

Graphic Information Technology Panel/Mixer
Thursday, October 4, 2018
4:30–6:30 p.m.
Student Union, Cooley ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]

Technological Entrepreneurship and Management Panel/Mixer
Monday, October 29, 2018
4–6 p.m.
Student Union, Cooley ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]

Aviation Panel Mixer
Tuesday, November 6, 2018
6–8 p.m.
Student Union, Cooley ballrooms, Polytechnic campus [map]

Joyce Donajue

Joyce Donahue is a nationally certified career counselor and holds “Master Career Counselor” membership status in the National Career Development Association. At the Fulton School Career Center, she is responsible for all undergraduate career development, with emphasis on freshmen programming including the two Career Exploration Nights and major panels in fall. She manages the peer career coaches and writes Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week in Inner Circle.

 

 

 

INTERNSHIPS AND COOPERATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM

Classes and projects offer students great experience to put on their résumés. Internships and cooperative education programs give practical work experience and an even greater competitive advantage. Internships are usually one summer of supervised work experience related to a student’s chosen career field. Internships are run out of each school. The Cooperative Education Program (Co-op) is a longer-term commitment of a summer-fall or spring-summer. Cooperative education, available only to undergraduate students, is overseen by the Fulton Schools Career Center. These opportunities help students’ professional, personal and skill development. It’s never too early for students to start their careers.

CAREER CENTER

The Fulton Schools Career Center is a one stop shop for everything: determining the right major for a student’s career goals, résumé and interviewing help, and networking with potential employers. They host multiple career fairs and career preparation events each semester.

Robin Hammond

Robin Hammond is the founding Director of the Fulton Schools Career Center. She is dedicated to helping students develop career-readiness skills and connect with employers offering exciting internship and career opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Betty BozaBetty Boza is a Career Development Specialist for the Fulton Schools Career Center. Her primary responsibility is assisting online, graduate and doctoral students with all aspects of career development including résumé preparation, professional network expansion, effective job search strategies and mock interviews. She writes a monthly blog for Inner Circle for Online Students.

 

 

 

 

Barbara Haney, Career Development Specialist, has brought her years of experience as an engineer and manager in multiple industries to assist students with career preparation. Her primary roles include coaching students on résumé preparation, providing mock interviews and guiding students on identification of job opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Debbi Howard, Business Relations Coordinator, came to ASU’s School of Biological and Health Systems Engineering four years ago after 14 years at the University of Arizona. She is responsible for connecting biomedical engineering students with internship and job opportunities.

Anna Wales is the Business Relations Coordinator for the Polytechnic School. Her role is to secure a menu of opportunities for industry partners to connect to students on the Polytechnic campus. She hosts business partners for tours and introduces them to interact with students through internships, eProjects, career services and research opportunities. She is a passionate Sun Devil and is dedicated to student success.

Matt Eicher is Assistant Director for Student Development & Outreach. He works with civil engineering, construction engineering, construction management and environmental engineering students  in areas of internships and full-time work. 

 

 

 

 

 

Find more information about how to get in contact with the correct resources.

ACCELERATED BACHELOR’S AND MASTER’S PROGRAMS (4+1)

Advanced degrees can give students a leg up in the job market, and the Fulton Schools provides a great opportunity for students in 20 degree programs to get accelerated bachelor’s plus master’s degree as part of the 4+1 program. It’s a cost-effective way for students to gain additional technical depth and specialization that can lead to broader career opportunities as well as preparation for doctoral studies.

To learn more about the 4+1 programs and to apply, please contact the appropriate advising department.

 

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