If you were a new crayon, what color would you be…

What would you answer if you were asked this on an interview? Do you want to know how to prepare for interviews? Do you know what common interview mistakes to avoid?

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The ACAC has some great resources for preparing for interviews including videos on the wildest interviews:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/56315.htm

We also have packets filled with interview preparation tips and lots of practice questions:

http://www.longwood.edu/career/26744.htm

The best way to prepare for an interview is to practice! Come in to the ACAC for a mock interview, which you can schedule by calling 434-395-2063 or emailing career@longwood.edu. Remember when you are on interviews it is important to be yourself and be confident!

Virtual Job Fair next week

The organization, Career Opportunities for Students with Disabilities will be hosting a Virtual Job Fair on Thursday, April 17th.
This event is a virtual career exploration day with employers seeking talented students with disabilities.

Be prepared to ask questions and share your resume!

Learn about internship and full time opportunities in the Washington, DC region for:
• Information Technology
• Engineering
• Accounting and Finance
• Business Management…and Others!

Register now to reserve your space!
https://www.brazenconnect.com/event/dcmetro-bln-career-fair

Thinking about graduate school?

Hey Lancers!

Are you exploring the possibility of graduate school? Did you know the ACAC has some great resources for your research?

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Visit our graduate school section of our website to find information on

  • searching for programs
  • tests you might have to take
  • financing graduate school

Some of our favorite resources include Peterson’s guides for finding programs and Kaplan for test preparation, just to name a couple.

We are also hosting Virginia Tech today as a representative is visiting to share about the different grad programs at VT and the admission requirements. Come learn about your options and get your questions answered. The session will be in Ruffner 116 at 4 pm. We hope to see you there!

Who is hiring?

 

Hey Lancers!
 
Do you graduate this May? Wondering where the jobs are?
  • The January 2014 Salary Survey found that educational services; professional, scientific, and technical services; healthcare and social assistance; and federal, state, and local government are the top-hiring industries.

    Other top-hiring industries are manufacturing, finance and insurance, information, management of companies and enterprises, wholesale trade, and other services (except federal, state, and local government).

    Figure 1: Top-Hiring Industries

    Industry 2013 Average Salary
    Educational services $40,302
    Professional, scientific, and technical services $49,154
    Healthcare and social assistance $43,335
    Federal, state, and local government $47,123
    Manufacturing $55,020
    Finance and insurance $54,660
    Information $42,763
    Management of companies and enterprises $57,891
    Wholesale trade $53,691
    Other services (except federal, state, and local government) $34,071

    Source: January 2014 Salary Survey, National Association of Colleges and Employers. All data are for bachelor’s degree graduates.

Registration for Fall classes opens this week

Hey Lancers!

Registration for fall classes begins this week! Are you ready? Before it is your time to register, be sure you have done the following:

  • Check your account in myLongwood for any holds
  • Check your degree requirements – you can run your degree audit in myLongwood
  • Meet with your academic advisor to discuss what you plan to take
  • Decide about taking any summer courses – registration is open for all students interested in summer courses at Longwood on March 19

Good luck with registration Lancers!

Case Interviews 101

Hey Lancers! Have you ever heard of a case interview? This week we are discussing case interviews and providing tips on how to prepare for one.

What is a case interview? A case interview is when you are given a complex problem to solve.

What is the employer looking for in a case interview? They want to see how you think: the factors you consider in your thought process, the resources you use, your ability to think on your feet, and your ability to analyze data or any other information given. The employer is also looking for you to communicate your thoughts with him/her. Remember to treat this more like a conversation where you are discussing a complex problem rather than a test.

To read more, visit: http://www.oliverwyman.com/careers/join-us/interview-preparation/case-interviews/step-1-what.html

Also remember that the ACAC offers mock interviews which are a great way to practice and prepare for any upcoming interviews.

Upcoming Events

Attention Lancers -

The ACAC is hosting two job fairs in the coming weeks. Please check out details below:

Speech Language Pathology Fair

Speech_logoFriday, Feb. 28 from 1:30-3:30 pm in the Speech, Hearing & Learning Services Building

To view the list of employers attending, visit: http://www.longwood.edu/career/49236.htm

Education Recruitment Day

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Friday, March 7 from 10-11:15 am (Information Fair) & 11:30 am – 4 pm (Individual Interviews) in the Lee Grand Dining Room

To view the list of employers attending, visit: http://www.longwood.edu/career/39286.htm