Saturday, April 11, 2009

Intern Pursuit - Spring 2009

On Wed., April 8, Quotes members headed down to the Orlando Sentinel for Intern Pursuit. With approximately 200 students in attendance as well as about 70 employers, Quotes members and communication students alike gained valuable experience in networking while looking for their next internship. The best and brightest of UCF gathered to make this biannual event another huge success.

On behalf of the Quotes board, we'd like to thank everyone that came out to this event - employers and students. We wish you both the best of luck in finding a great match for the upcoming internship semesters.

The Quotes board seniors with our wonderful advisor, Ryan Sheehy.

Students and employers networking during the event.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Intern Pursuit--TOMORROW

Tomorrow, employers from around Metro Orlando will gather at the Orlando Sentinel for Intern Pursuit on Wed., April. 8 from 6:30-8 p.m. The biannual event is organized for employers looking to actively recruit advertising, public relations and marketing interns for the summer and fall semesters.

More than 75 employers will be in attendance as well as approximately 200 UCF marketing and communication students. Industries such as government agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations, as well as communication firms will be present at this event, seeking their next intern.

Students are NOT required to RSVP, but are encouraged to dress in professional attire and bring plenty of resumes.

Need some last minute preparation? Don’t miss the Mock Intern Pursuit on Tues., April 7 at 4:30 p.m. in ENG 2 room 203

Here are some more helpful tips from Ryan Sheehy and the Quotes Board:


- Pick up a copy of the RSVP list of confirmed attendees and start to research them on the Web - Bring enough resumes – about 50 copies- Be prepared to be interviewed on the spot- Keep an open mind- You may not be particularly interested in the company at first, but do your best to stay professional, act interested and take their information (even if it’s not the position for you)- You may discover an opportunity that is the perfect fit for you and the employer

***The Intern Pursuit RSVP list will be available outside Ryan Sheehy’s office (COM 249) in her mailbox. Pick up a copy today!

Dress for success and what NOT to wear!

DO: - Dress conservatively - Carefully select your attire- Wear dark closed-toe shoes – avoid stilettos - Stick with basic colors – black, navy, gray, brown- Keep it basic with your jewelry selection - Ladies keep skirts at or below knee length - Wear pantyhose with skirts – depending on company- Wear a tie- Iron your shirt - Wear a sports coat - Make sure your colors coordinate - Shave or at least trim your facial hair - Remove piercings – from places other than your ears- Groom your hair - Carry a pen, your planner and portfolio with resumes

DON’T:- Soak yourself in cologne and perfume- Dress as if you’re going to a nightclub - Wear revealing clothes or excessively tight clothes - No spaghetti strap tank tops - limit cleavage - No short skirts – keep at the knee or just above- Smack on gum, candy or other foods

Good luck! See you tomorrow.