Take advantage of on-campus interviews
Through DiggerNet, thousands of on-campus interviews are scheduled by the Career Center. Many types of employers come to Mines seeking students of all majors, from freshmen to PhDs. Success in acquiring an internship or full-time position can be greatly facilitated by full involvement and competence in job search and interview processes.
Keep on Top of Application Times. First on-campus interviews start each semester at Career Day, but earlier preparation is critical. Watch DiggerNet well in advance for helpful workshops and to submit interview requests with your resume and cover letter; recruiters review and make their decisions in DiggerNet. Be ready with great application materials and start applying even before the semester begins; continue your efforts through the semester, as new jobs are posted every day in DiggerNet.
Phone, Skype, Video Interviews. With the increase in technology and time demands on employers, many interviews are conducted through these distance options. Schedule your phone, Skype, or video interviews in the Mines Career Center for a professional, effective setting in one of our interview rooms.
Listed in DiggerNet, these are employer presentations so students to come and learn about the company and career opportunities. It is a perfect opportunity to network with the recruiters prior or to possibly obtain an interview. Students should dress business casual, as well as bring a pen, notebook, and a resume. It is best to sit a couple of rows from the front, take notes, and ask one or two brief technical questions at the end. As soon as all questions are finished, proceed to the front of the room to meet the recruiters, shake his or her hand, and give your 30-second commercial (sell yourself).
Engineering Your Career Path Course
Held twice a year, Virtual Career Fairs are intense online events in which students can apply to companies with open positions. In addition, Mines holds end of the semester recruiting events, which offer a small networking time with many representatives from a variety of industries, as well as individual interviews for internship or full-time positions. Registration for both are in DiggerNet.