The Rollins College Career & Internship Expo is held each year, mid-to-late spring term. This event is produced by Rollins' career centers representing all of the college's programs (Arts and Sciences, College of Professional Studies, Crummer Graduate School of Business and the Hamilton Holt Evening Degree Program). The 2014 Career and Internship Expo will be held on Thursday, March 27, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. in the Alfond Sports Center.
If you have questions about this event, either as a participant or as an employer, please contact the Office of Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 407-646-2195. Employers who are interested in attending or who have questions about this event can find out more by visiting the Rollins employer page.
The Office of Career Services sponsors the annual Rollins College Career & Internship Expo which consists of various organizations offering full-time positions, internships and summer employment. Each organization will have a table and representatives available to discuss the various opportunities within their companies. Attending the Career & Internship Expo is a great experience that will allow you to connect with some interesting people and learn about the different fields of work available.
The Rollins College Career & Internship Expo is NOT just for Rollins seniors and alumni, but for first-year students, sophomores, juniors and graduate students too! It is an opportunity to network with employers, learn more about different career fields, and possibly get an internship. The Expo also provides a chance for students to gather research about different companies they may want to work for. In fact, we suggest that students attend before their senior year so they can become familiar with the format of a Career Expo, in addition to learning about summer or internship positions in which they are currently interested.
Students and alumni from other Florida colleges and universities who would like to attend the Rollins Career & Internship Expo should call (407-646-2195) or e-mail (email@example.com) ahead of time for permission. Individuals who are not Rollins students or alumni and show up for the Career and Internship Expo without receiving prior permission will not be allowed to enter the event. Guests of the college who have received approval to attend should see information at the bottom of this page.
To assist upcoming Rollins graduates with networking and the career search, the Office of Career Services is offering to provide networking business cards to 100 graduating students attending the 2014 Career & Internship Expo; May 2014, August 2014, or December 2014 graduates are eligible. This service is limited to students of the Arts & Sciences, Professional Studies, or Hamilton Holt colleges and will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis. To be eligible to order business cards, you must setup a LinkedIn account and claim your public profile URL, as well as complete the online form by Monday, March 17th, 2014 at 5:00PM.
The Office of Career Services will compile three different Rollins Expo resume books which will be made available online to every employer attending the Career and Internship Expo. All students and alumni of Rollins are invited to post a resume in one of these online books. Employers attending the expo will be able to search these books to look for candidates to fill internships and part-time jobs, full-time entry level positions, and full-time experienced positions. Resumes may be submitted to these resume books (see instructinos below) beginning Friday, February 28, 2014 with a final submission deadline of Thursday, March 27, 2014. Any resumes submitted to the Rollins Expo resume books by this date will be distributed to employers at the conclusion of the Career & Internship Expo. Resumes uploaded to any of these books may be updated at any time prior to the March 27 submission deadline. To upload your resume, simply follow the instructions below.Uploading a resume to one of the ressume books requires that you have an active R-CareerLink account. If you have never created or activated your R-CareerLink account, please do so now by visiting the R-CareerLink Registration and Log In page. Once you have activated/created your account, follow the steps below to submit your resume for one of the Rollins Expo resume books.
Your resume has been submitted to the Rollins Resume Book.
To "updated" a resume previously submitted for any of these books, you will need to go back to the Resume Book tab, as described in step 7 above, uncheck the box next to that resume indicating its submission to that resume book, upload an updated version of your resume and then follow the steps above, selecting the new resume to the appropriate resume book.
The dress code for Expo is "business casual" at a minimum; the Office of Career Services highly recommends "professional" dress -- a business suit or dress. Both business casual and professional dress styles are pictured in the Professional Attire Guide.
Dress Tips for Women
White, off-white, or neutral-colored blouse with a conservative neckline
Professional business suit with a skirt or slacks
No ill fitting (short, tight, clingy, or slit) skirts
Closed-toe leather pumps with low to medium heels
Avoid open-toe strappy high heels, sandals, or shoes with decorations
Briefcase or portfolio in place of a handbag or purse
Conservative nail polish, avoid unusual colors, e.g., blue or green
Small stud earrings instead of dangling or over-sized earrings
Long hair pulled back in a neat, simple style. No "big hair" or elaborate styles
Dress Tips for Men
Long-sleeved oxford cloth shirt in white or light blue
Conservative necktie in terms of color and pattern
Avoid cartoon characters, less-than-serious graphics, or theme ties
High-fitting dark socks
Avoid light colored socks with a dark suit
Business-style leather shoes
Matching shoe and belt color. Do not mix black and brown.
Briefcase or portfolio, no backpack
Dress Tips for Men and Women
Two-piece business suit (navy or other dark color)
Consistent look: avoid wearing a business suit with sandals or sneakers
Well-groomed hair: avoid unusual styles or colors
Minimal cologne or perfume
No visible body art: cover tattoos with clothing if possible
Breath mints; use one before greeting the recruiter
No visible body piercings (other than earrings for women)
No smoky-smelling clothes or hair
You may consult with the Career Services staff if you have any questions regarding what to wear. You will also need to bring multiple copies of your resume. Make sure your resume is critiqued before the expo by our Career Services staff and printed on resume paper.
The most important strategy in the job search process is the research. This means assessing yourself, learning what skills you enjoy using, and discovering what types of job environments you seek. Research also involves exploring potential occupations. Utilize this website to see which organizations will be attending the Expo. In addition, you can click on the links to learn more about the various companies. To conduct general Internet research on industries, companies, occupations and salaries, go to the Career Resources Online page. The more research you do in advance, the more confident you will feel at the Career & Internship Expo.
A complete listing of companies/organizations that have registered to attend Career & Internship Expo can be accessed here. This listing will be updated regularly through March 27th.
The Office of Career Services offers a series of workshops to help prepare you for the Career & Internship Expo. Workshop topics include resume writing, tips on how to get the most out of a job fair and interviewing tips. Workshops specific to the Career and Internship Expo are listed below. Please visit the Career Services Calendar to view other workshops offered. All workshops will be held in the Office of Career Services at the 170 Fairbanks Building, 1st Floor.
Those wishing to attend the Career and Internship Expo who are not students or alumni of Rollins College must request and receive permission to attend prior to the event by email. To request permission to attend, email firstname.lastname@example.org. If you will be attending the Rollins College Career & Internship Expo as an approved guest of the college and are traveling from off campus, you may park in the Rollins College owned SunTrust parking garage off of Park Avenue. For directions to the SunTrust garage and parking instructions, download the PDF document below.