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 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?
Even though the event is online, you still have the opportunity to videocall with company representatives! The dresscode is business-casual: you want to present your professional self to the companies and research institutes.
Prepare your CV
Make sure to have your CV ready for ASconnect. YER will be providing free CV checks during the event. Make sure to get a ticket including a CV check and send them your CV. A timeslot will be allotted to you in which you will get feedback on your CV and in which you will be able to ask all your burning questions on writing a good CV.
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 in sessions or via the chatbox! Ask specific questions and show you have informed yourself thoroughly prior to the event.
– 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?
– What kind of starting positions are available?
Take notes when attending presentations or workshops. This way you will not miss out on mentioned open vacancies, contact details or questions you might want to ask later on.
And last but most certainly not least, be polite!