Expectations of Student-Athletes
- Attend Job Sharing Social for important information regarding the program
- Meet and job share with employers at least twice to obtain a general understanding
of the company and the job requirements
- Dress appropriately; be punctual and respectful of the employer: Remember you are
representing the University of Memphis!
- Gain an understanding of what professionals in the field do on the job
- Observe what skills you will need to develop to be successful in the field
- Understand how the department you meet with works with other departments within the
- Ask employer what makes a good employee
- ASK QUESTIONS! Have a list of questions ready to ask employers
- Follow up with a thank-you letter
- Keep in contact with employer for future networking possibilities
- Provide feedback about the job sharing experience through an online survey at this
link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7YX8N2Q <-- Link not working right now
Things to Remember:
- Ask employer appropriate way to dress
- Exchange contact information
- Plan a date and time to shadow
- Get Directions!!
- Ask employer how long it takes to get to their place of work
- Bring a pen and notepad with you to take down notes and/or additional contact info
- Follow up with employer – a thank you email or hand written note
- Take online survey
Make fewer statements; ask more questions.
Open-ended questions require more than a yes or no response and show that you are
interested in the other person. These types of questions help to build and maintain rapport.
- How did you get involved in…?
- Does your job require special certification, degree or licensure? What exactly is required?
- What advice would you give someone just starting in this business/profession/major?
- What do you love/enjoy most about what your business/profession/major?
- What separates your business/company/organization from the competition?
- How would you describe the future of your job?
- How many hours are in a typical work week?
- What was the strangest or funniest incident you’ve experienced in your business/at
your school/in your organization?
- What significant changes have you seen take place in your profession/area of expertise/school/major
through the years?
- What do you see as the coming trends in your profession/area of expertise?
The Million-Dollar Question:
What would make someone the ideal employee (or intern) for your company or organization?