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Recruiting Day Participation

So you want to participate in a Recruiting Day. Before moving forward make sure you will be able to attend the event. Have you thought of travel expenses such as hotel, plane/train/bus, meals, etc? If you are committed to going, read on.

How to Participate in the Recruiting Days:

For an idea of what Recruiting Days entail and to get some great insights from employers and students, view these short videos: VIDEO CLIP 1 and VIDEO CLIP 2

 

 

Student Expectations

Participation in Application & Interview Process

Seriously assess your interest in and your ability to accept an interview with each organization at each Recruiting Day site before submitting materials (resume plus other required materials). 

By Submitting application(s), you are making a commitment to accept the interview(s) if you are selected. Do not  apply through the online system if you do not  plan to attend a Recruiting Day.

Travel & Lodging Expenses

We have a site in each of the cities where the interviews will take place. It is your responsibility to get to each of the locations. If you do not live in the particular city in which you are interested, remember to consider travel expenses (flight, train, hotel). Can you realistically arrange to get to that city (or cities)? Look into opportunities for sharing rides and accommodations to decrease expenses.

Application & Interview Preparation

The employers recruiting through SLAC have very high expectations of the students applying for and interviewing at the Recruiting Days. As a representative of your college it is important that you take the time to create error free and personalized applications and that you thoroughly prepare for your interviews. 

 

Research Employers

View Employers & Positions

SLAC uses an online recruiting system called eRecruiting to manage the interview application process

 How to Search for Employers & Jobs on eRecruiting:

  • Go to SLAC eRecruiting: http://slac.experience.com
  • Login: Your username is your email address plus “_slac” added after .edu (ex: firstname.lastname@oberlin.edu_slac) Your password is the word ‘recruiting’ (It is highly recommended that you change your password after logging in for the first time)
  • There are several search options under the 'Jobs & Internships' tab near the top of the page.
  • To find employers and jobs in a particular city: Select 'Job Search' and select a city from the menu ‘Recruiting Day Location’
  • Upload your application materials and begin applying.
  • Employers will continue to be added throughout October, so keep checking back.

Conduct Research

Research the opportunities and the employers through the SLAC website, the employer website, and any other information you can access on the Internet. Alumni and personal contacts may also be able to provide you with detailed information about the employers. Visit your Career Office to learn more about how to contact alumni. 

  

Prepare and Submit Application Materials

Expectations

  • You may submit materials for any or all of the cities, to as many employers as you like within SLAC Experience, our online system.
  • Seriously assess your interest in and your ability to accept an interview with each organization at each recruiting day site before submitting materials (resume plus other required materials).
  • By Submitting application(s), you are making a commitment to accept the interview(s) if you are selected.
  • Because 13 schools participate, it is extremely difficult to make changes once interviews times are selected. 
  •  Do not apply through SLAC Experience, the online system, if you do not plan to attend a recruiting day.

Preparation

Some Recruiting Day employers receive over 60 applications for just 13 interview spots. Thus, it is important that you take the time to prepare error free, personalized applications and bring your applications in to your Career Office for a critique before you apply for an interview. 

Instructions

SLAC uses an online recruiting system called eRecruiting to manage the interview application process.

 

How to Upload your Resume, Cover Letters & Additional Application Documents:

  • Click on the “Documents” menu in the upper left corner of the screen.
  • In the “Upload Documents” box on the right side of the screen, select the type of document you wish to upload.
  • You will be taken to a screen that allows you to browse the hard drive of your computer to find the right document. Select your document. Click the “Upload” button.

How to Apply for Interviews:

  • Go to the page with the description of the job you’d like to apply for.
  • Click the “Apply” button at the bottom of the page.
  • Select the resume you’d like to send to this employer in the “Resume” box
  • If a cover letter is required, select the correct cover letter from the “Cover Letter” box.
  • Select any additional documents, if required.
  • Click the “Submit” button.

Deadlines

Deadlines for submitting materials (resume plus other required materials):

  • FOR CHICAGO: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:59 PM, PDT
  • FOR DC, NYC, and SAN FRANCISCO: Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 11:59 PM, PST

 NO APPLICATION MATERIALS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THE DEADLINE!

 

Selection Process

Chicago

In early November you will learn if you received an interview by receiving an e-mail for each selection:

  • Students with 4 or more interviews in Chicago:  Your Career Office will contact you on November 5 to schedule interview times before general interview sign up begins on November 6. 
  • Students with 1 to 3 interviews in Chicago:  You must sign up for your interview times between November 6 and 8 through the SLAC eRecruiting system. If you do not sign up for an interview by November 8, it will be assumed that you do not want the interview and the spot will be given to an alternate.
  • Alternates: You can begin to sign up on November 11 through the SLAC eRecruiting system, and should check back periodically for any last minute interview openings.

DC, NYC AND SAN FRANCISCO:

In mid November you will learn if you received an interview by receiving an e-mail for each selection:

  • Students with 4 or more interviews in one city:  Your Career Office will call you on November 19 to schedule interview times before general interview sign up begins on November 20
  • Students with 1 to 3 interviews in one city:  You must sign up for your interview times between November 20 and 22 through the SLAC eRecruiting system. If you do not sign up for an interview by November 22, it will be assumed that you do not want the interview and the spot will be given to an alternate.
  • Alternates: You can begin to sign up on November 25 through the SLAC eRecruiting system, and should check back periodically for any last minute interview openings.

 

Recruiting Day Information

Orientation Meeting

For all selected students, there will be a meeting on your campus to go over the specifics of the day(s). Date, Time and Location TBA by your college’s Career Office.

Travel & Lodging Expenses

We have a site in each of the cities where the interviews will take place. It is your responsibility to get to each of the locations. If you do not live in the particular city in which you are interested, remember to consider travel expenses (flight, train, hotel). Look into opportunities for sharing rides and accommodations to decrease expenses.

Recruiting Day

By signing up for an interview time, you have made a commitment to participate. To succeed in the interviews, you must prepare by knowing the industry, employer, and the skills you have to offer.

Important: Please DO NOT contact employers directly by phone or email.
The Consortium's central office or your school's Career Center is the point of contact for all requests and scheduling issues.

Interviews are held in one location in each city.  When you report to the interview site:

  • You must report to the student registration area at least half an hour before your first scheduled interview in the morning, and also half an hour before your first scheduled interview in the afternoon, or your interview slot will be given to an alternate. You will check in for all of your morning interviews at one time; you will then need to check in for your afternoon interviews at one time.
  •  When you check in the first time, please give the Student Registration Desk your cell phone number in case we need to reach you during the day.
  •  There will be a waiting area available, so you may arrive after 8:30 AM. Students who are “on-deck” (the next person to be interviewed) will wait in a designated area. 
  •  Twenty (20) minutes before each interview, you will take a seat in the “on-deck” area to wait to be called by the employer.

Other important considerations:

  • Meals: Please make your own arrangements. Expect that it will cost at least $12.00 per meal. There are many restaurants in the area surrounding the Regional Recruiting Day sites.
  •  Attire: Dress is typically business attire. Suits are appropriate for both men and women.
  •  Interview Tips: Be sure to brush up on your interviewing skills. Also check with your career office to schedule a practice interview prior to your SLAC interviews. Research the organizations with whom you will be interviewing. 
  •  What to Bring: Bring 15-20 extra copies of your resume as well as writing samples and/or transcripts as instructed by each employer. You may need them to submit for extra interviews. Bring extra cash for travel and food incidentals. Bring your smile and a firm handshake!

 


 

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