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Since 1978, I have interviewed hundreds of candidates both in academic and industrial situations. Based on my experiences, I plan to share some of my lessons learned regarding the whole interview process. These include:
- What is one of the biggest improvements you can make to your resume?
- How do you go about finding a company to work for?
- What job search strategies work? Which ones might you avoid?
- Where do you position yourself in the interview process?
- What are some of the most important factors that can get you eliminated even before you open your mouth?
- What goes on inside the mind of interviewers?
- What is the single key for having a successful interview?
- What are 5 of the toughest interview questions and how to handle them?
- What to do after the interview?
- How to get work without having to interview?
This presentation is sponsored by the UHCL IEEE Student chapter. It will help you improve your chances of having a successful career, and avoid many of the common pitfalls.
Time: 5 to 6 PMDate: Wednesday, April 25th Room: Delta 242 Hope you can make it! Dr. Gary D. Boetticher
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This scholarship should be interesting to our students. The MUST (Motivating Undergraduates in Science and Technology) scholarship targets STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) majors and awards up to $10,000 per year, including a Summer research experience in a NASA center.
Application and information can be found at: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/
and the application will close at May 31st. Click on the NASA logo to the MUST application page: http://scholarships.hispanicfund.org/applications/subsectionID.1,pageID.139/default.asp
Readers of this blog probably know my constant emphasis on communications skills for our students. Quick, what is better than acquiring essential communications skill for enhancing your career? …doing so while having a ton of fun.
The NSF scholar organization is sponsoring another free English communications enhancement workshop in May. Here is the gang from the previous workshop last December.
A brief description of the workshop:
“Effective speech and communication are known to be among the most important skills in career advancement. UHCL NSF Scholar Organization has teamed with Dr. Christine M. Paul, the director of foreign language program of UHCL, to conduct a fun-filled workshop to enhance your English speech and communication skills easily through various games, group exercises, role playing, etc. The program is custom designed for students in computing, science, engineering and mathematics to prepare them for future career success.”
I have attended three sessions in the previous workshop myself. Unlike other workshops, this one is fun and not boring. Christine is a very devoted and dynamic instructor who obviously cares about student learning. The workshop appeared to be a sequence of games to me. I wished I had time to attend more sessions. I am not going to give away what games await you. Instead, here are some photos from a session I attended.
The student evaluation from the last session is uniformly excellent. Some comments include: “you are a great instructor,” “This class is good for me,” and “This workshop is really helpful to improve my English.”
The workshop this time will be even better. Students completing the workshop will receive a very useful and memorable gift!
The workshop will be held four days a week (Mon. to Thurs) on May 14th-17th, and May 21st-24th at UHCL Bayou Building 2504, 1;30-3:00PM. With a normal cost of $135, it is free to UHCL students and students from San Jacinto College. Seat is limited to 20 in a first come first serve manner.
Additional information on registration can be found in the workshop flyer.