Connect with Employers
We offer a wide range of opportunities to interact/network with employers, both here on campus and virtually, and each can be an opportunity to open the door to an internship or full-time job. To stay up to date with virtual events, fairs, jobs and internships, follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram! As the semester begins, bookmark these links to find virtual events/fairs and jobs/internships.
Below is a list of networking opportunities throughout the year including our Career Fair events each semester!
Handshake: Thousands of jobs & internships posted annually – local, national and even international – as well as the opportunity to ask questions of recruiters, read internship reviews, RSVP to events and activities and much more. Work with college recruiters who post these opportunities and really understand college students and your skill level. View “events” to find company workshops, meet and greets, and both virtual and in person events.
Career Prep Weeks
Twice a year, in September and February we host “Career Prep Week” events which focus on you and your future. You’ll learn how to present yourself online and in person, present your in-demand skills, and nail an interview so that you can be prepared for Career Fair and interview success! The events will include CDO workshops, Pathway events, mock interviews and resume reviews with company recruiters, and more.
Career Prep Week events will be posted in the FCB, on The Stall Wall, and our CDO social media accounts for you to follow.
Feel confident when you interview! During Career Prep Week you can sign up for a mock interview with the company of your choice. They will meet with you to “practice” your skills and give you feedback to succeed. Sign ups will be in the FCB CDO room 121.
Another great way to practice is to set up a time with an FCB Career Coach and learn how to answer “Behavioral Interview Questions.” Appointments can be made through Handshake or visit the CDO in FCB room 121.
FCB Career Fair
The W. A. Franke College of Business Career Fair is a networking opportunity for students to meet with employers and apply for internship and employment opportunities. Professional dress or business casual is required for the event. Career fairs are usually held each semester in September then again in February. You can view all of the fairs at NAU in Handshake. There are multiple fairs on campus each semester and the FCB fairs will always be noted with “W. A. Franke College of Business”. All majors are welcome to attend all fairs on campus.
The fall semester is the primary recruiting season for externships, internships, and full-time employment. This means that companies are hiring in the fall semester (September) for summer internships and full-time employment. Many companies will attend the spring fair as well, but the recruiting is not as heavy. It is typically somewhat of a shock to students that you need to begin this networking and interview process so early, but you must be very proactive in this process. Many full-time offers are made to students who have participated in the company’s internships, so you can see the importance of starting early.
- Schedule a résumé review appointment with a Career Coach through Handshake to prepare a résumé and to talk through what a fair is
- Complete and update your Handshake profile and upload your updated résumé for companies to view – all fairs at NAU are through Handshake
- Research attending companies
- Attend mock interview sessions with companies – details can be found on our Facebook page @NAUFrankeCDO
- Prepare an elevator pitch
- Attend the fair and find your career path!
Follow the CDO on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram for Career Week events, to sign up for mock interviews, and for information networking events. Start networking on LinkedIn, follow our social media for any upcoming events or tips, and visit our Pinterest page to learn more about professional dress and tips on your résumé, business etiquette, and more!
CDO alumni are a valuable resource for current students. We invite you to get in touch with an alumnus to review your resume, answer questions about their companies, and put you in touch with their networks.
All FCB students must attend 6 of these professional workshop events of course, but these can be excellent ways to meet with companies and recruiters as well. Attending these even as a junior and senior can build your industry connections too! (Find in Suitable App)
These can be found in Handshake and are open to ALL MAJORS. The speakers from companies share career paths, interviewing skills, discuss pay and benefits, and more.
Franke Leadership Week is generally held in March. This is a series of speakers and panels discussing careers or the future and allows you to meet with industry connections.
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