News | November 02, 2017
Sean Burke, Talent Acquisition Specialist at EBSCO Information Services, attended a handful of university career fairs this fall. Find out what students are asking us, and the advice we’re giving them.
Choosing a career and looking for a full-time position seems like a world away when you’re a freshman in college. However, before you know it, you’ll find yourself at a career fair looking to impress recruiters. At EBSCO, we understand the challenges around making yourself stand out and aim to be accessible at career fairs by answering questions and getting to know potential candidates.
“Is this the EBSCO I use to write research papers?”
Yes it is. This is one of the first questions we get from students as they stop by our booth. Students are very familiar with EBSCO services, but don’t always know what exactly we do. We like to give students more details aside from what they’re familiar with.
"So what DO you do?"
For almost 70 years, EBSCO has partnered with libraries to improve research with quality content and technology. What does that mean? We provide research databases, but we also provide e-journals, magazine subscriptions, e-books and discovery services to libraries of all kinds. In addition, we offer point-of-care medical resources for healthcare practitioners with EBSCO Health and corporate learning/research development tools through EBSCO Corporate Solutions. There’s a lot going on and because of that, our company is growing at an accelerated pace —there’s so much opportunity for growth at EBSCO.
Next big question from job prospects. “Do you hire interns?”
Absolutely, EBSCO hires interns in all parts of our business. Interning is a good way of staying proactive during your summers as a college student and even in your post grad years. Not all students are ready to jump right into a full-time position after graduation. Internships are one of the most important stepping stones for students to get their feet wet and build a strong resume.
"What types of positions are you looking to fill right now?"
"What’s the company culture at EBSCO?"
EBSCO is a great place to work — the company has a creative, open, collaborative culture that values employees and provides them with everything they need to launch a successful career.
Parting advice for students attending career fairs now and in the future — remember to have a clear idea of what you’re looking for and what you want to do. Talk to us about those ideas and we’ll see if there’s anything at EBSCO that’s a good fit.
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