Preparation is half the battle
Prepare yourself to get the most out of this career event! Visit the Partners page and read about the companies, research institutes and organizations attending ASconnect. Check the websites of those that piqued your interest for more information! Furthermore, think about what you want to know or ask to company representatives at the information market beforehand. Finally, think about how you want to present yourself. What interests you professionally and personally? How do these interests match those of the attending companies? What are your strong points and what would you want to learn during an internship, first job or PhD?
The dresscode is business-casual: you want to present your professional self to the companies and research institutes. You will also have the opportunity to get a professional LinkedIn picture taken.
Bring your CV
Make sure to bring a hard copy of your CV. A stand providing free CV checks will be present at the information market.
Be proactive and show your interest
The information market offers the perfect opportunity for you to ask all your burning question to the company representatives. Be proactive and approach them!
Ask specific questions and show you have informed yourself thoroughly previous to the event. Inspiration material:
– What kind of opportunities do you offer for Master internships, in terms of subjects and duration?
– Can you elaborate on what the daily activities entail for an intern or a starter?
Take notes when attending presentations or workshops. This way you will not miss out on mentioned open vacancies, contact details or question you might want to ask later on.
And last but most certainly not least, be polite!