Career Services builds employer, community and campus partnerships to create career opportunities for students. Here at SDSU Career Services, David Rodgers works closely with employers who connect to campus through on campus recruiting. To better understand how career services works hard to maintain these relationships with employers on campus I’ve asked David a couple of questions to clarify his position and how that directly relates to opportunities given to students from employers here at SDSU.
SDSUCS: What is your position and what does it consist of?
DR: My position is Scheduling & Recruiting Coordinator and consists of:
• On campus interview scheduling where I work with employers to confirm their interview schedules and notify students of the opportunity to interview on campus in career services.
• For our career fairs I create the on-line registration forms and monitor/approve employers that attend our fairs. This includes receiving, posting, accounting for and notifying employers about payments.
• Schedule information sessions and workshops/speed networking events and also notify students.
• Complete requests from employers for resume books.
• Send e-mails to notify students and employers of events, workshops, career fairs.
• Supervise a student assistant here in the employer services office.
• I trouble shoot any employer issues with access to our system or with difficulties scheduling or modifying their interview schedule, inviting students or other recruiting/scheduling issues.
• I run year end reports for the director and other reports as needed.
• I am the point of contact for third party recruiters and also review and approve those in our database.
SDSUCS: How long have you been working for Career services?
DR: I have worked in career services since Aug. 1999
SDSUCS: Can you tell me the process of recruiting employers for career fairs and on campus recruiting events?
DR: I send out an email to employer contacts once a semester to promote our on campus interviewing as well as our upcoming career fairs. This notice also informs the employers of other opportunities to recruit students through our office.
SDSUCS: If a student has employment opportunities for other students how do they approach this?
DR: The organization should register for an account on the Aztec Career Connection and once they are approved they can post their jobs and take part in other recruiting activities.
SDSUCS: Since you deal with employers first hand, what do you feel they are looking for in our students? (in terms of hiring them)
DR: I would say that some of the things employers look for in students is their motivation. Also, communication skills and relevant work experience through an internship.
Career Services will be open all summer long so if you have any questions for David or just want to stop by Career Services to get a better understanding of the employers involved with us, please feel free to stop by anytime Monday through Friday 8-4:30PM with walk in hours available 1-2:45 PM M-Th and 10-11:45AM on Fridays.