Make a great first impression at the career fair by following this checklist
Your appearance is the first thing employers will see at the career fair, so make sure you look professional
Time at the career fair is limited, so make a great first impression by practicing your elevator speech beforehand
You’ll be better received by recruiters if they realize you have researched their business
Remember to bring enough copies of your polished resume to hand out to employers
General Information and Advice
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Your son or daughter just left for (or returned to) college. While your Pacer may be focused on their studies and extra-curricular activities, it’s never too early to start planning and preparing for his or her career.
Choosing a career is a process students need to go through—and they go through the stages of this process at different rates of speed. The steps include:
You can assist and support your Pacer in each of these stages. But what can—or should—you do? Here's your own career planning timetable.
During their first year or so of college, students will be involved (formally or informally) in assessing their skills, interests, and abilities.
Most students enter college with a very limited knowledge of the vast array of courses and majors available to them. What you can do to help:
Generally, during the second year of college, a student begins to explore majors and career options more seriously. What you can do to help
During the sophomore year and throughout the junior year, it is important for students to experiment with possible career options. They can do this in a variety of ways: internships, cooperative education programs, summer jobs, campus jobs, and responsible volunteer experiences.
What you can do to help:
Early in the senior year is when organizing and conducting a job search or graduate school search should begin in earnest. It is also a time when students are heavily involved in more advanced courses and often have more responsible roles in campus and/or volunteer activities. Balancing these important pursuits and setting priorities is a constant challenge for seniors.
You are probably anxious for this young adult to make a decision—and yet, he or she may be moving toward closure more slowly than you would wish.
What you can do to help:
The college years are a time of exploration, experimentation, and learning on many levels for students and their parents! Some student challenges may seem more positive than others, but all contribute to the educational outcomes of the college or university experience.
It’s time for students to think about next summer and internships! Many SRS positions are being posted during November and December through different organizations. Application opportunities often close early in January. Successful applicants stay tuned regularly during this time of year to postings and processes that vary among employers at the Savannah River Site.
Department of Energy (DOE) Scholars Program
Applications for Summer 2020 internship opportunities are open and will be accepted through January 3, 2020.
|Savannah River Nuclear Solutions & Savannah River National Laboratory Overview||http://www.savannahrivernuclearsolutions.com/careers/careers03.htm||Link provides overview of the SRNS & SRNL programs.|
|Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Co-Op Program||https://www.savannahrivernuclearsolutions.com/docs/srns_coop.pdf||Four Year Programs - The SRNS Cooperative Education Program (Co-op Program) provides opportunities for students attending four-year universities to alternate semesters of academic study with semesters of paid, careerrelated, learning experiences.|
|Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS) Intern Program||https://www.savannahrivernuclearsolutions.com/docs/srns_intern.pdf||The intern program applies to students in both two and four year programs. Students are encouraged to develop a profile in the system and to apply for opportunities, which are posted intermittently during the November to March timeframe.|
|Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) - SRNS Intern Positions||https://srnl.doe.gov/university_programs/research_internships/index.html||Students are encouraged to develop a profile in the system and to apply for opportunities, which are posted intermittently during the November to March timeframe.|
|Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) - MSIPP Positions||https://orise.orau.gov/msipp/locations/savannah.html||Applies to students in both two and four year programs. Note that many Aiken/Augusta area institutions qualify as Minority Serving Institutions. The summer 2020 job posting/application period is late October - November 2019. SRNL contact is Vivian Holloway: 803-725-6522.|
|Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) - SULI or CCI Positions||Applications for summer 2020 opportunities in the Science Undergraduate Laboratory Internships (SULI) Program or the Community College Internship (CCI) Program are due January 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM ET.|
|Savannah River Remediation Internships||www.srremediation.com||Click on “Careers” at the top of the linked page. Positions are generally posted in December for the following year.|
|USDA Forest Service - Savannah River||At the SRS, the Forestry Service has also hired through Pathway, & Job Corp|
|Parsons||https://www.parsons.com/careers/||This an international company with positions at SRS. Specify location and search accordingly.|
|Savannah River Ecology Laboratory||
SREL REU is a paid 10-week internship program.
SREL is hiring technicians in the field of ecology, engineering, biology, chemistry, toxicology, public health, and natural resources.
Are you ready for life after graduation?
This course will cover the issues students face as they transition from college to the world of employment. ASUP 410 will help you understand:
ASUP 410 is a one-credit course that runs during the first half of the semester. Therefore, students can complete this class before they even reach midterms in their other classes. Students must have 75 credit hours to enroll.
"I appreciated how ASUP 410 not only gave us personal assessment tests to show us our strengths and weaknesses, but then taught us how to "match" ourselves to companies and positions we are interested in. The class showed me how to promote myself which helped me obtain the job I currently have. It taught me more about myself, and allowed me to see how to market myself in a job search."
-Kayla Pruitte, May 2014
Bachelor of Arts in Communications