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Auburn University Career Center Newsletter

October 2017: Career Fair Season

In this issue....

  • It's Career Fair Season
  • Fall Career Events
  • Career Center Resources
  • Staff Spotlight: Ellen Ormond

It's Career Fair Season!

If you're seeking employment, internships, or even information on various graduate/professional school programs, now is the ideal time to seek these opportunities through career fairs. The month of October alone includes Graduate School Info Day, the Building Science Career Expo, Education Interview Day, the College of Agriculture Career Fair, the Supply Chain Management Career Fair, and the Auburn University Career Fair, among others! You can find more information about these events at

All students are encouraged to attend career fairs, no matter your year at Auburn. Even if you're not currently job searching, but will be in the future, now is a good time to start attending fairs and making connections. To prepare, you should make sure your resume is updated and looks professional. (Be sure to stop by the Career Center during drop-ins to have someone look over your resume!) Bring several copies of your resume, printed on resume paper, to each career fair. Also, have a 30-45 second elevator speech prepared when talking to employers, and come prepared with questions to ask them. If you would like more information about preparing for career fairs and navigating them, you can make an appointment with a Career Counselor by accessing your handshake account.

STEM Career Expo RECAP

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Career Fair STEMming Opportunities

On September 19-20, 2017, the Auburn University Career Center hosted the Fall

STEM Career Expo in the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum.

The STEM Career Expo consisted of 157 employers that were offering internships and full–time

jobs to students aspiring to enter the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics career

fields. The Expo offered opportunities to explore options and network with top companies in the

industry including ExxonMobil, Delta Airlines, Southern Company and Milliken. Successful

networking during the first day of the event offered many students the opportunity to return for

next-day interviews.

The event produced a record attendance of 1317 students. This year’s Fall STEM Career Expo

had 13 more employers registered compared to that of Fall 2016. In addition, the Expo

experienced a 44 percent increase in student attendance from Fall 2016. One of the unique

attributes of this year’s Fall Expo was the addition of professional photo services which allowed

attendees the opportunity to take a FREE professional headshot to use on their Handshake,

LinkedIn profiles and online portfolios.

The Auburn University Career Center delivers comprehensive services and programs for

students to explore majors and careers, network with employers and professionals, prepare for

advanced education, and successfully transition from college to career.

Plainsman features Campus Career Closet

The Plainsman featured our new Campus Career Closet which seeks to help students dress for success by providing FREE professional clothing articles that can be used for interviews, career fairs, and other career networking events. See the full article here.

What are Employers Looking for on Resumes?

Have you ever wondered what employers are looking for on resumes? NACE has compiled a list of attributes you should add to your resume in order to be highly considered for job opportunities and internships. To view the full article, click here.

Career Center Resources

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LinkedIn is very useful for networking and job searching. The alumni feature of LinkedIn ( is helpful for connecting with Auburn alumni!

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Ellen Ormond

Ellen joins the Career Center staff as one of our Graduate Assistants. Originally from Trussville, AL, Ellen followed in her parents' footsteps and became an Auburn Tiger. She graduated in May 2017 with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Elementary Education and is now pursuing a Master's Degree in School Counseling. She finds herself happiest when helping students and hopes to be a school counselor in elementary, middle, or high school. When she isn't hard at work, Ellen enjoys cooking and being around friends especially when the two are combined! We are grateful to have Ellen's bright and fun personality in our office!

Career Center Resources

Auburn University Career Center

The Auburn University Career Center delivers comprehensive services for students to explore majors and careers, network with employers and professionals, prepare for advanced education, and successfully transition from college to career.