Administration DOUG DIJlBERT ' 70, president dOflgjibbert@mc.edu;962-7050 STEVE SHAW ' 82, direcror of finance and administration stel'e_slltlw@ulIc.edu;962-3599 USA BEERS, controlJer lisa_becr-'"@"'I/ c.cdll; 962-3575 ROSA BR.ANTLEY, accounting assistant rosa_bra/lIley@mc,edfl; 843-8974 DAVE DONAl D>ON, mail roOl11., 962-3979 PI'lISCILLA FULCHER. assistant to the presidem priscilla..Jit/,iter@",,,.edll; 962-7051 MARVCATHERINE: KURZENSKI, alwnni center coord. IIIl1fycatlwril/ e_kttrzcI'Iski@t.mc.cdu; 962-7052 TOM MAY, print shop coordinator tOIIl_may@rmc.edll; 962-374 t ELIZABETH MORGAN, tel~phone receptionist 962-1208 Membership and Marketing STEPHANIE MILLER ' 83, 00. of membership & marketing srcphaflicmiller@fI,,,.edll; 962-7058 DEUoRN, GADDIS 'Ol, coord. of membership services deborah-JI<email@example.com; 962-8454 ANDREA MCDo WELL '01. coord. of membership services ofldreo_mcdoUlell@Ullc.cdfl;962-3577 Programs RICK DAVIS ' 85, director of enrichment program.s rick_dm'is@;./ IIc.cdfl; 962-3581 JESSICA BEARD ' 99, coordinator of alumni tr:lvel jessi",_beard@/f/ IC.edu;962-0313 liNI)A CONKLIN, manager of alumnj career services li"do-,""kli,,@ullc,edll;962-3749 SALLlE HUTTON, coordinator of alumni reunions allicllllrroll@;.."c.edll; 962-7053 RAY LINVILLE ' 67, manager of alumni education ral'_lilll'ille@lIlIudu;962-3574 MIKE LUDWICK, coordinatOr of student membership ,rlikClud,IJick@lIlIc,edll; 962-7054 TANEA PETTIS ' 95, coordinator of s[Udent program$ t""ea-petris@,.,,c,rd"; 843-9694 LINDA RAINEY ' 95 (MA), manager of alumni activities lillda_rainey@;.." c.cdll; 962-3576 KEITCHA R(WAL ' 96. coordinator of alumni clubs keitcl, o_royol@'lIJc.edu;962-6705 ANITA WALTON ' 92, manager of student and young alumni progr.tm~; firstname.lastname@example.org; 962-3582 Publications REGINA OLIVER ' 75, editor egilltl_olillCr@1Il1c.edu;962-7056 KATE NEWTON ANTHONY, art director kare_olllhoIl Y@;. IIIc.cdu;962-3572 DAVID BROWN " 75, senior associate editor dar,id_bro, vlI@Ullc.cdll; 962-7() 57 DAVE DRAKE ' 92, online coordinator dar, cdmkc@,mc.cdll; 843-9712 SAI\.AH MCCARTY ' 96, designer saraIU/lcC<1rt Y@'IIIc.ed,,;962-4794 Bf TH McNICHOL ' 95, associate editor berIUllmicl,ol@;.lIJc.rdll; 962-3903 CAMEI<DN SWEENEY ' 90, advertising account represen",tive ca'tlerol,_s'l'ccfle Y@,f1c.edu; 962-8820 Records and Information Systems R0GER NELSEN, dir. of aJumni records & info. systems roxcUlcisell@'mc.cdll;962-7055 TRACY CHRI~MON. records assistant rrDC) '_cirrisllloll@II11c.edu;962-3737 STARLA GLENN, records assistant srorla.. Jile'IlI@,mc.cdll; 962-3584 ]ULLE GONYA, llf!(work adnlinistr3cor jlllit·_gollya@IIIIC.edll; 962-5788 DEREK HUNTE.R, records assistant derek_lIll"rer@'lIIc.edll; 962-3739 MAft THA MILLS ' 80, records assistant ,"orrl"u"ills@p,"c,ed"; 962-3585 JOAN PENIlEItGRAPH. asst. direccor of alumni records joall-p",dc Wrapl,@lIIudll; 962-3580 JULIE TROTI'm ' 85, records assistant jIllie_trorlCr@;.mc.edll; 962-3738
Give Job Search a Fair Try
Job fairs are a good way to connect with companies that are hiring. However, to get
the most from this type of event, it is helpful
to understand just how a job fair works.
Most job seekers go to a job fair expecting
at least to get an interview. The realities of
this experience are well-expressed in this note
from one ofthe GAA's Alumni Career
"Needless to say the Pharm/Biotech job
fair was not what I expected. Tt seemed that
no one was setting Llp interviews; however, I
got out there, stood in line and got at least
one good lead. I did employ your strategies
and found them very effective. The reps talked
to me - instead ofjust nodding their heads
and taking my resume. I found most people
handed the reps their resmne, first thing. It
was the last thing I gave them - preferring
to talk to them and tell them about my quali-
"It was all good practice - and easier than
I had anticipated. My feet gave in first from
all of the in-line standing in a bad pair of
It is important to realize that you and a
company's representatives have different
expectations. The company representatives are
expecting to talk to a lot of people, collect
resumes and screen candidates. They might
schedule interviews, but they rarely conduct
them at the fair. The recruiters also will
expect you to know something about their
company, products or services, so do your
You should expect to stand in line, meet a
lot ofpeople, gather information and leave
your resume. You also can use this opportu-
nity to get a contact name in the company.
It is impossible for you to get to every
employer, so target the companies you are
most interested in seeing. Read the exhibit
guide, and determine what companies are
represented and what positions are available.
Make sure you arrive early, while recruiters
are still fresh. Walk aroLlnd and talk to other
attendees; they can be a source of informa-
tion. Use your time standing in line to read
the company brochure and learn more about
Dress professionally. As in an interview, it is
important for you
to make a good
Create a 30-
cial that highlights
your unique value position. Focus on the
needs of the employer. Determine what the
companies want and match your accomplish-
ments to those needs. This is your opportuni-
ty to market yourself and what you can bring
to a company.
Be confident. Smile. Make eye contact
with the recruiter and introduce yourself.
Have a firm, not crushing, handshake. Project
energy and enthusiasm. Be courteous. Do not
monopolize the recruiter; this is especially
true if there is a long line of people waiting.
Develop two or three questions you
would like to ask the company representa-
tive. Rather than handing the recruiter your
resume, ask the first question. Be sure to get a
business card. You also can ask for other con-
tacts within the company. Be sure you
understand when and how to contact that
Listen carefully to the representatives.
Answer their questions factually and concisely.
Be prepared to give examples ofyour
experience. Ask about the next step in the
hiring process. Thank the representatives for
their time and assistance.
Have an up-to-date resume that highlights
your qualifications. Bring about 30 copies
with you to give to the recruiters. A good
quality portfolio will keep your reSWlles neat
and provide a place for you to take notes. Be
sure to bring a pen. Business cards are a plus.
After the job fair, send thank-you letters to
the people with whom you talked. A thank-
you letter can allow you to include any infor-
mation that you forgot to mention at the job
fair. Most importantly, it can help you stand
out from the competition.•
Unda Conklin is the GAJi.s manager of Alumni career Services.
For information on career-related issues, contact her at
(919) 962-3749 or bye-mail at email@example.com.
More of her advice and other career-related information
can be found on the Career Services section of the GMs
Web site: alumni.unc.edu/career.
Mar c /r/Apri I2003