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Presented By: University Career Center

ESD's Engineered in the Mitten Exchange 2024 (Virtual)

The Engineering Society of Detroit will be hosting the Engineered in the Mitten Virtual Exchange on Thursday, March 28 from 2 - 7 pm in the Handshake virtual event portal. While ESD hosts a range of employment events throughout the year, including the "Get Hired" events each spring and fall, this event will highlight a range of summer and fall internship / co-op experiences, as well as full-time opportunities following graduation across the state.Registration for this event will open to students on March 14th, 2024Where is the fair? The fair is held virtually from within Handshake. Use Firefox or Chrome as your browser.Who can attend? Theevent is open to all students in Michigan How do I participate in the event? Simply sign up for 1:1 and/or group sessions with the employers you'd like to meet with. That's right you can schedule meetings with reps and RSVP to attend group sessions BEFORE the event! 1:1 sessions give you the opportunity to meet individually with representatives. Group sessions withemployers give you the opportunity to learn more about their organizationand opportunities in a group setting. On the day of the fair, log into Handshake, navigate to the fair page, and click on the My Sessions tab tostart your meetings. Make sure you are using Google Chrome. Check out the Handshake guide to learn about finding companies, signing up and system requirements.Don’t see an employer’s availability? Follow the employer to be notified when they create or add 1:1 sessions so you can be the first to sign up! If you still can't register for a 1:1, it may be because you don't meet the qualifications set by the employer. If they have a group session available, join that instead! This will get your information to the recruiters and give you a chance to engage with the company during the fair.How should I prepare? While in Handshake make sure to update your profile, upload your updated resume, complete your Career Interests and update your privacy settings.Start researching companies and identify your top picks. You should know what kinds of opportunities they offer, research news related to them, review their website and prepare questions for the company.Get your pitch ready! The pitch is about aligning your valueand skills with a specific position and/or the companies goals or mission. Be prepared to talk about past experiences and how they would relate to the duties you'd perform in the job.What should I wear? Even though this is a virtual event, it is appropriate to be dressed “up” for the event. A suit and tie are definitely too much, but an polo shirt, sweater,blouse, etc. would be appropriate.Still have more questions? Contact your appropriate Career Center contact!Troubleshooting Article

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