I’ve been following several of the events at UTSA’s Career Week and I’ve already learned a lot of useful information. These events are designed to prepare college students for the professional business world. So far, I’ve been to two panel discussions with employees of several local companies including; Tesoro, VisionWorks, H-E-B, Rackspace, USAA and many more.For attending these events I will receive extra credit, but I really think Career Week is good for students.
Ever since crossing over into Alpha Kappa Psi, I’ve felt exponentially more confident about my marketability. Last year, who knows if I would have gone to these events, but now I want to take advantage of all the opportunities I’m given. Several of the panelists stated that GPA isn’t always a deciding factor in getting the job. They want to see devotion and self motivation. I know I can bring these qualities to the table, but I still need practice.
I know I’m not perfect, so I know there is always something new to learn. In order to develop my professionalism even further, I have volunteered for Junior Achievement and CAP. These programs will help me network and perfect an elevator speech suitable for me. Alpha Kappa Psi has really helped me see and take advantage of these opportunities and I am very grateful. I’ll see you at the Career Fair 9/20