By: Cody Boteler, Senior Editor
Towson students preparing to join the job market or looking for a summer internship will have plenty of opportunities over the next month.
The Career Center has several events with employers and recruiters lined up for February and March.
Feb. 23, students can meet with the Morgan Stanley Operations Division in the Career Center to learn about opportunities for employment and internships. Morgan Stanley will return to campus in March to interview for an operations analyst position.
“You will also have the chance to meet some of the people who are creating change at Morgan Stanley and hear first-hand why they believe our culture is the real differentiator,” the Hire@TU website says.
March 1, Maxim Healthcare Services will have an on-campus recruitment table in the Union outside of the Susquehanna dining hall. The event page says Maxim is recruiting for “various positions.”
Students looking for a bit more adventure after they graduate can meet one-on-one with Towson’s Peace Corps representative March 2 in the Career Center.
The representative will be able to answer questions and to help students through the application process.
If, however, none of those options sound like the future you have planned, you can attend the Mega Job & Internship Fair March 23.
The fair will include over 200 employers and is being held, for the first time, in SECU Arena.
To prepare, Director of the Career Center Lorie Logan-Bennett recommends that students practice their “elevator pitch.”
“It would be important for every student to think through what their brand is, or what their value position is,” Logan-Bennett said.
This way, students will know what to say when an employer asks why they should hire that student.
Consequently, Logan-Bennett said that the biggest mistake she sees students make when they’re coming to these sorts of events is not preparing enough.
She says that students need to know not only what their pitch is, but who their audience is.
She recommends researching potential employers, and finding out why they’re looking for new recruits or learning something about the company to talk about with a recruiter.
“That’s what will really set you apart from other candidates,” Logan-Bennett said.
In addition to bringing an elevator pitch and several copies of their resumes, Logan-Bennett said that students should also dress professionally.
To help student avoid breaking the bank, the Career Center is giving away donated, gently-used suits the weekend of March 4.
Students can register for a time to go in and receive a suit on the Hire@TU page.