Designed to connect students with a plethora of exciting research projects, the Purdue Research Roundtable brings together a multitude of groups and programs currently in progress at Purdue, functioning as a traditional career fair.
The Research Roundtable event will be hosted on Monday, November 14th in the Purdue Memorial South Ballroom from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, split into two sessions (9:00AM to 12:15PM & 12:45PM to 4:00PM).
Research groups or programs will be present to show the internships and jobs they have available for undergraduates and graduates. If you are looking to get involved with a research project, whether for tech elective credit, a summer fellowship, or internship, come to the Roundtable and see what's available for you.
Before you come
- Study the list of research programs.
- Select one or more who interest you.
- Spend some time looking over the researchers' websites, studies, etc.
- Critique your resume/cover letter, so it reflects your interest in them.
- Get a good night's sleep and eat breakfast!
- You want to make a good impression, without bags under your eyes.
When you come
- Dress for success: business casual/formal is recommended.
- Make yourself memorable. Stand out, but don't border obnoxious.
- Bring several copies of your resume, extra paper, and a folder for handouts.
- Make sure your resumes look as professional as you do.
Consider the Writing Lab or CCO for help/advice.
- Bring business cards or portfolio if you have one available.
While you interview
- Greet the researcher(s) with your name and a firm handshake, while maintaining eye contact.
- When answering questions, remember STAR: what was the Situation; what was your individual Task; what Action did you take; what was your action's Result?
After you interview
- After a day or two, send an email or handwritten note to the researcher(s) you met, saying thank you.
- Mention something for them to remember you by.