Students and alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are invited to attend the 2013 Industry/Career Expo on the Daytona Beach campus. The event is on Wednesday, October 9 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
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Posted by eraucso on April 22, 2013
Students and alumni of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University are invited to attend the 2013 Industry/Career Expo on the Prescott, Arizona, campus. The event is on Thursday, October 3 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Posted by eraucso on April 15, 2013
For the 2012 Daytona Beach Industry/Career Expo, Career Services is teaming up with the support of SGA. Professional attire is expected if you want to enter the ICI Center floor for the October 10th event. If you do not meet the minimum standards, you will be asked to leave and come back once dressed appropriately.
Professional attire should include the following:
- Both men and women should wear suits that fit appropriately; navy, gray, soft black and other dark colors are most appropriate
- The length of a skirt should reach right above, below or to the knee
- Gentlemen should wear button down shirts and ties
- Ties should complement the suit and shirt color and should be in a conservative pattern and color
- Ladies should wear conservative or appropriate suit blouses
- Colors for shirts should be muted; white, off-white or light blue are the most recommended colors
- Shoes should be polished and professional
- Ladies should wear closed-toe shoes; pantyhose are good for the ladies wearing skirt suits
- Socks, for both men and women, should match the shoe or pant color
The minimum professional dress allowed is business casual, but you must dress according to the industry standard for the job you are seeking at the Expo. Business casual entails khaki pants and a collared (polo) shirt for the gentlemen and slacks/skirt and a blouse/sweater for the ladies. Additional suggestions for the gentlemen can include a navy blazer, slacks or button down shirt without a tie. Ladies can also wear professional dresses, khaki pants and collared (polo) shirts.
Flight and ROTC uniforms are appropriate Expo dress. Religious and cultural attire will be accepted.
You will be turned away from the event if you wear any of the following clothing types:
- Ripped or torn jeans
- Baseball caps or other hats
- T-shirts with inappropriate or crude images or wording
- Overly revealing clothing of any kind
- Shoes inappropriate for a conservative office environment
- Mid-thigh length or above skirts
The Career Services Office is enforcing such a code to ensure our students are presenting themselves in the best way possible at this hiring event. Employers have given consistent feedback that professional dress positively impacts you while inappropriate dress is a detriment to your candidacy for employment. Please understand the importance of looking professional for any career-related event, both on and off campus.
If you have any questions about what you should wear to the October 10th Industry/Career Expo, visit Career Services, see ideal Expo attire on Pinterest and/or ask your local SGA representative. There will also be professional dressing events during the fall 2012 semester.
You may also want to review the CareerSpots videos below on professional and business casual attire. PDF handouts are also provided for you below to download.
Posted by eraucso on September 13, 2012
by Brian Carhide
The United States Air Force Thunderbirds flight demonstration team has long been the epitome of aviation professionalism. Recently, when the Thunderbirds visited the Daytona Beach campus, we had the opportunity to meet and listen to the stories of those men and women whose precision flying is measured in inches and perfection is the only option!
For many pilots, including myself, the Thunderbird pilots are like movie stars. And like many successful professionals, the members of the Thunderbirds weren’t just handed this opportunity. They are a part of this team because of hard work, dedication, and passion. Many of those on the team have previous combat experience and typically over 8 years of experience in the U.S. Air Force prior to becoming a Thunderbird. Two members of the Thunderbird team are ERAU alumni. Achieving a position on the team requires a comprehensive application process which can include competing with 35 other applicants for 6 open slots on the team.
Some advice they offered to the students:
Maintenance Officer 11, or “Blue” as they called him, is an alumnus of the Daytona Beach campus, and he offered a key piece of advice — “Have a backup plan”. He was an Aeronautical Science student; however, he eventually discovered he had an issue with his vision, disqualifying him from flying as a Thunderbird pilot. Despite the disappointment, he maintained his loyalty to the Air Force and commitment to becoming a Thunderbird, a goal well accomplished.
Pilot number 5, an alumnus of the Prescott campus, attributed his journey to a coveted slot on the Thunderbirds as his ability to set mini goals. His initial goal was not to be a Thunderbird pilot. However, as he successfully accomplished each of the mini goals he set, the opportunity to be a Thunderbird pilot came into focus. He encouraged the audience not to get discouraged; if you stay loyal and continue to work toward the short-term goals, the long-term goals will happen. He also shared with the audience why the number 5 on his uniform is upside down. Pilots 5 and 6 are the solo pilots during the demonstration, and when any of the maneuvers performed by the solo pilots where one of them is inverted, its pilot number 5; hence, the upside down 5 on the uniform.
Pilot number 3, a female pilot on the current team, has begun her first year of the two-year rotation. With 9 years in the Air Force including combat experience, her poise and humble demeanor as a Thunderbird pilot made a positive impact on the students. Her story truly illustrated that the ability to succeed is dependent on the person and not a piece of paper. As with the other team members, pilot number 3 maintains a balance between family life and work.
The Thunderbird pilots display perfection in everything they do, from the sharp blue uniforms to the jaw-dropping performances, yet their level of humbleness and commitment is staggering. Your goal may not be a pilot for the USAF Thunderbirds, but if an individual conducts themselves as the Thunderbird team members have exhibited, the possibilities of success are endless.
Brian Carhide has more than 20 years of professional aviation experience. He spent many years as a professional pilot, including experience as a charter and airline pilot. Recently, he has been a leader in guiding young aviators in higher education at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
Posted by eraucso on March 5, 2012
Posted by eraucso on February 1, 2012
by Sandi Ohman
Below are the top 10 reasons students and alumni should attend the 2011 Industry/Career Expo on October 19.
10. Familiarize yourself with the set-up and the environment of a career fair (1st & 2nd year students particularly), so you are not overwhelmed and overly nervous when it really counts
9. Build your network – meet and talk with recruiters from over 90 industry-leading companies
8. Wear the interviewing suit you’ve been anxious to wear since you bought it. Don’t know what to wear? Watch the Dressing for Success presentation for men or for women on the Career Services Presentation Archives page. * Bonus Tip – break in your shoes before the expo *
7. Practice speaking to employers by developing your “elevator speech.” Watch the Working the Expo and Perfect Your Pitch: Using an Elevator Speech to Impress presentations if you weren’t able to attend in person.
6. Receive fun & useful “goodies” from employers – but please, don’t grab & run! Talk to the recruiters, politely asking if you may have an item. Be sure to say “thank you.”
5. Show off your FABULOUS resume –What?!? Not fabulous?! Watch a previously recorded presentation on Resume & Cover Letter Writing. View samples on the Career Services website, and have your resume critiqued without an appointment at the Walk-up Resume Critiques (10/14) or by uploading your resume to the EagleHire Network by 10/14.
4. Find out about outstanding Internship Opportunities
3. Learn/Inquire about Full-time Job Opportunities with industry-leading companies – See list of employers
2. Interview with companies looking to fill experienced, entry-level & internship opportunities – need practice? Watch the previously recorded Ace the Interview presentation and try out Perfect Interview (on your EagleHire Network home page) for practice
1. Leave college with experience and a career opportunity!
Sandi Ohman is the Senior Program Manager in the Career Services Office at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. She has been with the university for over 9 years and has advised students in most all degree areas while in Career Services. Sandi brings additional experience having worked in the finance industry for over 6 years in her previous career. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
Posted by eraucso on October 14, 2011