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Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:11 am

My school hosts a job fair in NYC that's exclusive to our students. I just got notified today that I was preselected for 6 of them. However, common TLS wisdom seems to indicate that my GPA and school rank would give me very little shot at these firms (~top 40%ish at a T17). So it's got me questioning whether I was selected only as a filler since they need to interview x # of people, and if so, I really don't want to spend the airfare to go there.

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:13 am

Your school might make you go if selected. Mine does, I'm pretty sure.

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby Aston2412 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:29 am

You got preselected. It's not like it was a lottery system.

Go. What do you have to lose? A little bit of time and money. What do you have to gain? Big firm job.

Even if your odds of success are low, the calculus still says to go.

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby CanadianWolf » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:41 am

How many other job offers do you have ?

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby warumnicht » Mon Jul 18, 2011 11:41 am

Aston2412 wrote:You got preselected. It's not like it was a lottery system.



This means there's some interest on their part. Just wow them at the interview.

And because you'll be meeting with 6 firms, I think that more than justifies the airfare. If you only had 1, I'd be much more hesitant.

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:13 pm

OP here...

Guess it's probably worth going. Plane tickets are mad expensive :|

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby Grizz » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:17 pm

Anonymous User wrote:OP here...

Guess it's probably worth going. Plane tickets are mad expensive :|


How's UCLA brah

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby mths » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:34 pm

rad law wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:OP here...

Guess it's probably worth going. Plane tickets are mad expensive :|


How's UCLA brah

:lol:

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:37 pm

Dear TSL,

Even though I think I'm not going to get a job, should I make sure I go to as little interviews as possible?

Yours Always,

Wüstenfuchs

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby mths » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:39 pm

Desert Fox wrote:Dear TSL,

Even though I think I'm not going to get a job, should I make sure I go to as little interviews as possible?

Yours Always,

Wüstenfuchs

You've finally managed to spell an acronym wrong.

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby 09042014 » Mon Jul 18, 2011 5:40 pm

mths wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Dear TSL,

Even though I think I'm not going to get a job, should I make sure I go to as little interviews as possible?

Yours Always,

Wüstenfuchs

You've finally managed to spell an acronym wrong.


Subtle BJS trolling.

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Re: Off-campus job fairs—worth the fuss?

Postby thesealocust » Mon Jul 18, 2011 6:55 pm

Desert Fox wrote:
mths wrote:
Desert Fox wrote:Dear TSL,

Even though I think I'm not going to get a job, should I make sure I go to as little interviews as possible?

Yours Always,

Wüstenfuchs

You've finally managed to spell an acronym wrong.


Subtle BJS trolling.


I narcissistically assume he was referring to me (TheSeaLocust). As such I shall chuckle and modify my world view for nothing, especially since I often deride people for asking questions like "I want a job, should I apply for one or not?"




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