Folks, here is a stunningly good piece of luck for you: The Career Counseling folks have empty seats at a series of practice interviews.
This is absolutely, positively no risk. You're not applying for a real job, so you don't have to get all twisted into pretzel knots about the outcome. Plus, the employers have volunteered, showing that they're sympathetic, and perhaps interested in NU students as a talent pool for later jobs. Plus, a number of the employers have sent NU alumni, who were in precisely your shoes just a few short years ago.
You simply cannot lose on this one! It's convenient (no travel involved), low-risk (you may find it's a good networking moment that pays off later, but if it doesn't it's no biggie), and it can only help you develop your skills! What's not to love? JUMP ON THIS OPPORTUNITY!
Here's the email from Career Counseling:
Each semester a large pool of employers, many of them alumni, volunteer their time as Employers in Residence to meet with our students for practice interviews. Several faculty members already require practice interviews as part of their syllabi, but this semester we have more employer slots than we have students signed up.
Please encourage your students to take advantage of the opportunity to meet with an employer for a “Pain-free” practice interview. To sign up, students need to contact Karen Kroetsch at (716) 286-8500, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regardless of your students’ majors, any opportunity to connect with an employer is an opportunity to build the skills and relationships that contribute to success after graduation. The following employers are available:
- ABF Freight
- Alcott Group
- Chiampou Travis Besaw & Kershner LLP
- CP Staffing
- Fetch Logistics, Inc.
- Freed Maxick CPAs
- MassMutual Financial Group
- National Fuel
- Niagara University Human Resources
- Principal Financial Group
- Seis-Stream Global