Career Day

Get Prepared

Before the day:

  • Register to the Virtual Career Day on Zoom Events
  • Check your AUC email for the registration link with email subject "Virtual Career Day"
  • Review the professionals' bios and prepare your questions
  • Make sure your mic, camera, and speakers are functioning well
  • Prepare a quiet and uninterrupted space to attend from
  • Dress appropriately for the event

Sample questions to ask the professionals:

  • What is/are the typical entry-level position(s) like?
  • What is the career path for this position?
  • What is the best way to enter this occupation?
  • What are some of the "do's and don'ts" in trying to develop a successful career in your field?
  • What coursework have you found most helpful?
  • How can I get experience in this field while I am a student?
  • How much do employers value internships, volunteer work, summer jobs and unrelated work experience?
  • How important is it to have the "right" degree or courses to develop a career like yours today?
  • What are other qualifications that you as an employer/employee consider important?
  • What personal qualities do you need to succeed in this career?
  • What are the lifestyle considerations for such a career?
  • Are there any duties that you perform on a regular basis? What are they? 
  • What is your favorite thing about this occupation?
  • What are some of the major stresses in your work?
  • What are the difficulties of such a career?
  • What motivates you to stay in spite of the difficulties?
  • Do you have any special words of warning or encouragement as a result of your experience?

During the day:

  • Navigate promptly between the zoom rooms between 12 - 2 pm.
  • Ask your questions.
  • Listen as well to other students’ questions. You may get an answer to a question you didn't know you had.