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Welcome!
Bienvenidos
SOCIETY OF HISPANIC PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS
RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE
Recap of Events
 Upcoming Events
 SHPE Announcements
 Icebreaker
 Resume Workshop
 Raffle
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Previously in SHPE . . .
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24 members
attended
Nachos & Iced Tea
2 mentor/mentee
pairs
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How to prepare for
the career fair
During and after
the career fair
Dress for Success
Q&A
Networking and
Resume Critique
What to look forward to in
SHPE
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Monday September
23 @ 7pm in Low
3112 & 3116
Free food & Drinks
Extra points if you
wear your SHPE tshirt or if both you
and your
mentee/mentor
attend.
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Where: DCC 337
When: Wednesday, September 25th from 68pm
What: Learn about Cisco and what
opportunities they can provide for you!
Bring your resume!
Food and drink will be provided
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Where: Heffner Alumni House Conference
Center
When: September 26th at 6pm
What: Dr. Wanda Denson-Low will hold an
information session on behalf of the
Boeing company
RSVP by tonight!
10 Days Left!!
Dates: September 27th & September 28th
from 10am-3:30pm
Location: Rensselaer Armory
*Visit the CCPD (bottom floor of DCC) for
resume critiques and mock interviews!
->> rpi.edu/dept/cdc
You can register online at careerfair.rpi.edu
More about SHPE and your
community
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Applications are
due September 23rd
(next Monday!)
Join the Executive
Board to develop
leadership skills,
and learn more
about the
organization!
Register On One
SHPE (www.SHPE.org)
• Pay for Regular
Membership
• Apply for a
OneSHPE Account
If chosen for national
Conference This will
be necessary either
way.
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LOIs are Due this
Friday September
20th, Tomorrow!!
1-2 Pages on why
you want to go.
Google “RPI SHPE”
to find our website
for LOI Examples
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Corporate Tours
Workshops & Research Presentations
Career and Networking opportunities
Engineering challenges
Fulltime, Part-Time, Co-op, Internship Opportunities
 Annual
Fees:
◦ Chapter Dues
 Receive a 2013-2014 SHPE t-shirt
◦ National Dues
 Necessary to attend regional and national
conferences
 Register at oneshpe.shpe.org
Get excited.
Take out a pen and some
paper!
 What
are your special skills?
 Your accomplishments?
◦ Personal
◦ Social
◦ Athletic
◦ Professional
>>What are you most proud of?<<
 Any
examples?
 Would this be a professional or
personal accomplishment?
>>Why?
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Refer to your list!
◦ On a sports team?
◦ Involved in a school club?
◦ Job/internship experience?
◦ Group projects?
>>What did you learn?<<
 Example
scenario:
◦ ‘Betty’ was a member of her High
School Chorus for 4 years
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she put this on resume?
 Where?
 How?
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Achieved
Cooperated
Communicated
Compiled
Designed
Developed
Facilitated
Organized
Spearheaded
Strengthened
 These are highly
effective words that
imply action
 You did something
important!
Our example, Betty:
◦ A member of her High School Chorus
for 4 years
 With power verbs:
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◦ Coordinated recitals and spearheaded
first-annual fundraising event as President
of High School Chorus
 Extract
skills gained from
experience
 Rephrase the accomplishments
you identified
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(Dress Professionally)
Identify your strengths beforehand
Practice talking about yourself
Engage recruiters
Be inquisitive
Always leave with a name or business card
FOLLOW UP!
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Apply a lot
Keep log of applications
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Company
Position
Date applied
Dates of follow up
Dates of company responses
>>Apply, Follow Up, React<<
Who wants a shirt?!

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