Ace the Showcase is created to help members prepare for the recruitment process at Career Showcase. It is an event that is held twice a year, before the Career Resource Center’s Career Showcase every semester. The event was a small group, round-robin layout with four focus areas: professional etiquette, company research, professional dress and layout of the showcase, and talking with recruiters. The groups were about eight members each, which allowed for greater discussion and question asking within the groups. Once the groups finished rotating through each topic station executive board members worked on basic resume critiquing. The overall intent of this event was to promote confidence in members as they enter the campus recruiting season, especially for those that have not had such exposure.
Mock Mixer is hosted twice a year, the week before AIS’s Pre-Showcase Corporate Mixer. The event allows members to practice talking with executive board members who are acting as recruiters. The event is set up with the same number of mock recruiters as actual companies that attended the Pre-Showcase Corporate Mixer and the table layout is similar to the actual venue, so members were able to get realistic practice. This practice run promotes confidence in members as they feel more familiar with the recruiting process.
Ace the Internship is designed for members who are preparing to take on their summer internship with various companies. The layout was a panel discussion that featured members who had previously held summer internships. Frequently asked questions were created prior to the event to facilitate discussion between the panel and members, although members were also encouraged to ask questions. The event aims to help members achieve success during their summer internships, which often lead to full-time offers.