14 tips to prepare you for the Career Fair

Career Fair Colorado State UniversityWith CSU's Career Fair set for Sept. 23 and 24 in the Lory Student Center Grand Ballroom, we thought it would be a great time to offer some tips and tricks that'll prepare you for the real world. Before the Career Fair

  • Clarify your goals and know why the career fair can benefit you.
  • Prepare a resume to give to employers. Stop by the Career Center’s Resume Rush or Drop-Ins to have your resume reviewed by a professional.
  • Prepare a 30 second to one-minute introduction to share with employers to demonstrate your knowledge of the organization and to express your interest in them. Think of questions you would like to ask the employer.
  • Create your own business cards.
  • Schedule a Mock Interview with the Career Center.
At the Career Fair
  • Dress and look professional.
  • Maintain good eye contact, shake hands firmly and speak clearly and concisely.
  • Show enthusiasm and interest by asking pertinent questions.
  • Present an organized and targeted resume.
  • Don't hesitate to approach a representative or join a group already in progress.
  • Feel free to take notes.
After the Career Fair
  • Ask for the employer's business card and inquire as to how you should best follow-up.
  • If you have received any special information or attention, send a thank you note.
  • Take the initiative for effective, timely and appropriate follow-up.
*Tips provided by the Career Center. New this year New to this year's Career Fair is the CSU Career Fair app, which can help you navigate the fair using your mobile device. Students can filter employers by majors, job function, or position type.

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Be 'A' part of tradition

Bill Woods first helped paint the A on the hillside below Horsetooth Reservoir in 1954 when he was a freshman at Colorado A&M -- now CSU. That's when he first grasped the feeling associated with participating in a cherished tradition. "This is one of our really great traditions because it represents where we started as a university and where we have come," said Woods, 77. "These are traditions that need to keep going, and I think all students should participate at least once during their time at CSU." The A was first built in 1923, although the original was smaller than the current version. It now stands 410 feet high and 250 feet wide, and is thought to be the largest collegiate symbol in the country. It's even used for aerial navigation by pilots flying overhead. Woods graduated in 1958 and remains a passionate CSU supporter. He's been volunteering his services to oversee the annual painting project since 1981. This year, the A will be painted Saturday, Sept. 20. Three shifts of three hours each are scheduled. Expect to help with using spray hoses hooked up to generators and buckets of paint to do the actual painting, as well as re-filling supplies and clean-up. It takes a lot to get the A ready for the year, but being a part of the tradition is well worth it! Event schedule Shift 1: Check-in at 8 a.m.; deadline to check-in is 8:15 a.m. Departure from Moby: 8:30 a.m. Painting the A: 9 - 11 a.m. Return to Moby: 11:30 a.m. Shift 2: Check-in at 10 a.m.; deadline to check-in is 10:15 a.m. Departure from Moby: 10:30 a.m. Painting the A: 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Return to Moby: 1:30 p.m. Shift 3: Check-in at 12 p.m.; deadline to check-in is 12:15 p.m. Departure from Moby: 12:30 p.m. Painting the A: 1 - 3 p.m. Return to Moby: 3:30 p.m.

Check-in Check-in will be located in the Moby Arena parking lot. If you do not check-in by the time your shift is scheduled to start, you risk losing your spot to someone on the waiting list. All participants must use the provided bus transportation. There is no parking available at the A. Apparel Plan on getting dirty and getting clothes covered in paint. Sturdy, closed-toe shoes are required. Jeans or long pants are also recommended. We also recommend bringing a water bottle.

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Bike to Work breakfasts on campus

Do you ride a bike to campus and enjoy free food? You’re in luck! Bike to breakfast is back at CSU and offers the first 300 cyclists free Chick-fil-A breakfast biscuits, Mugs coffee and a check from a bicycle mechanic. This event is a great way to use alternative means of transportation all while enjoying a free breakfast on your way to campus. From 7:30-10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 18, located at the corner of Meridian and Plum at a table in the trees by the lagoon, and Thursday, Sept. 25, located at Newton’s sculpture on campus, north of the Yates Chemistry Building. Brought to you by the CSU Bicycle Advisory Committee and ASCSU.  

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Lectures on cyber security by Ravi Sandhu Sept. 15-16

Ravi Sandhu, executive director of the Institute for Cyber Security at the University of Texas at San Antonio, will present two lectures on Sept. 15 and 16 on the Colorado State University campus. The lectures are the semester’s first in the Information Science and Technology Center (ISTeC) Distinguished Lecture series. Sandhu’s talks are presented in conjunction with the departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Computer Science. [caption id="attachment_2165" align="alignright" width="300"]Ravi Sandhu Ravi Sandhu, executive director of the Institute for Cyber Security, University of Texas San Antonio.[/caption] The first, on Monday, Sept. 15, will be on the topic of “Security and Trust Convergence: Attributes, Relations and Provenance.” A reception with refreshments will begin at 10:30 a.m. in the Lory Student Center Grey Rock Room; the hour-long lecture starts at 11 a.m. This talk will lay out a vision for the concepts of security and trust, which need to converge to address the cyber security needs of emerging systems. Sandhu will discuss some research and technology challenges and opportunities to achieve meaningful cyber security. Special Seminar On Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2–3 p.m., Sandhu will present a Special Seminar on the “Attribute-Based Access Control Model” in Room 325 of the Computer Science Building. This talk will review recent developments in attribute-based access control (ABAC). The ongoing authorization leap from rights to attributes offers numerous compelling benefits as well as risks. The cyber security research community has a responsibility to develop models, theories and systems which enable safe and chaos-free deployment of ABAC. About Ravi Sandhu Sandhu holds the Lutcher Brown Endowed Chair in Cyber Security at UT San Antonio, and was previously on the faculty at George Mason University and Ohio State University. He holds BTech and MTech degrees from IIT Bombay and Delhi, and MS and Ph.D. degrees from Rutgers University. He is a fellow of IEEE, ACM and AAAS, a prolific and highly cited author, and holder of 29 security technology patents. He is editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing, and founding General Chair of the ACM Conference on Data and Application Security and Privacy. ISTeC is a university-wide organization for promoting, facilitating, and enhancing CSU’s research, education, and outreach activities pertaining to the design and innovative application of computer, communication, and information systems. For more information about these Distinguished Lecture presentations, contact Indrajit Ray in the Computer Science department, 970-491-7097.

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