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transportation logistics career day

Transportation & Logistics Career Day

Friday, March 1, 2013

What you need to know

what is t l career day
What is T&L Career Day?
  • Recruiters from regional, national and international transportation and logistics companies are invited to participate in one of only two discipline-specific recruiting event on campus. T&L Career Day brings corporate representatives and students together for one-on-one prescheduled interviews for internship, part-time and full-time positions.
  • Transportation & Logistics Career Day started in 2002 with a handful of companies and was held as an annual event until 2007. In 2008, Career Day became a biannual event held in the fall (October) and spring (February).
t l career day sponsor
T&L Career Day Sponsor
  • T&L Career Day is sponsored by the American Society of Transportation & Logistics (AST&L)
  • AST&L awards the Certification in Transportation & Logistics (CTL)
  • UNF is one of only 27 universities in the nation that offers the CTL part of the Blanket Waiver program to all graduates that apply
  • The CTL is the CPA of logistics
networking reception sponsor
Networking Reception Sponsor
  • C.H. Robinson is the sponsor of the networking reception immediately following the interview sessions
      • UNF University Center (Bldg. 43) Room 1058
      • 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
      • Career Day participants are required to attend
      • Appetizers and cash bar

Thank you to our sponsors!

look what companies are coming to t l career day fall 2012
Look what companies are coming to T&L Career Day Fall 2012
  • CEVA Logistics
  • C.H. Robinson
  • Corporate Traffic
  • Crowley Maritime
  • Gexpro/Rexel
  • Exxact Express
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • Interline Brands
  • JZ Expedited Logistics
  • Michael’s Distribution
  • PLS Logistics Services
  • Rexel/Gexpro
  • Saddlecreek Logistics
  • Stein Mart
  • Suddath Companies
  • Target
  • Tennessee Commercial Warehouse
  • Total Military Mng’t.
  • Total Quality Logistics
  • Werner Enterprises
  • Winn-Dixie
  • XPO Logistics
  • Yusen Logistics
requirements for students
Requirements for Students
  • Minimum GPA 2.75
  • Must be S.T.A.R. certified through Coggin Career Management Center (CMC)
  • Resume must be critiqued or refreshed by the CMC
  • All students must engage in at least 1 mock interview prior to Career Day even if previously S.T.A.R. certified
important deadlines
Important Deadlines
  • Resumes must be critiqued by the Career Management Center prior to submission.
  • Submit approved resume in MS Word document to
  • Format for naming resume: Lastname_Firstname_Gradmonth(numerical)Gradyear(numerical)-Position(F or I)
  • Sample: Smith_John_4-12-F  (John Smith graduates April 2012 seeking full-time employment).docx
  • Use UNF or professional email address
  • Resume Deadline – Friday, February 1.
how the interview schedule is determined
How the interview schedule is determined
  • Recruiters have access to the resumes of all participants on a secure website.
  • Recruiters rank candidates in order of preference based on the resume.
  • Recruiters submit position descriptions.
  • Students receive position descriptions.
  • Students rank companies according to preference based on job description (if provided) or company profile, #1 being best.
  • Email rankings in alphabetical order to Due date TBD. You will be notified.
  • Rank every company.
  • Preferences of students and recruiters are put into a mathematical model that makes a logical match.
how the interview schedule is determined cont d
How the interview schedule is determined, cont’d.
  • If you have to start late, leave early or have any other time constraints, please indicate by Friday, February 22.
  • If you can’t make it at all let me know by Friday, February 22 so the schedule can be adjusted.
  • If you are a “No Show” – it will make you and the program look very bad & you will not be admitted to the next Career Day.
  • Keep your phone on vibrate because you may have an opportunity to fill in at the last minute.
i didn t get an interview with my first choice why not
I didn’t get an interview with my first choice. Why not?
  • The interview schedule is based on the data received from students and recruiters.
  • If you ranked a company as #1 and the company does not want to interview you, you will not get an interview.
  • If you are not qualified (grad date, etc.), the company may decline an interview regardless of your preference.
  • If you don’t submit a preference the schedule will be completely random.
helpful hints
Helpful Hints
  • Make sure you check your email every day.
  • Make a safe sender so messages don’t get caught in junk mail.
  • When you send your registration, resume, rankings, or any other important information request a delivery receipt or expect a response from me. If you don’t get a response within 2 days check back to make sure your email was received.
  • Sign up for mock interviews and practice in the CMC. Recruiters can tell who is prepared.
helpful hints cont d research every company
Helpful Hints cont’d:Research every company
  • Prioritize your research and focus on the companies you are most interested in.
  • Read articles in Jacksonville Business Journal, Wall Street Journal, annual reports, online articles, trade journals.
  • Be proactive. Don’t wait to start doing the research after you receive your interview schedule. It will be too stressful.
  • Do enough research so that you will have a working knowledge of every company attending.
  • Schedules are subject to change so you may get to sit down with a recruiter that is not on your list.
  • Be aware that some companies do not have open positions, but participate in order to meet new students and create a “pipeline” of talent when a position opens up.
  • Be prepared for ANYTHING! Attitude is everything!
informal interviews
Informal interviews
  • There will be many opportunities for informal interviews and networking. Be prepared to make a good impression during the:
    • Networking breakfast
    • Lunch
    • In the break room
    • In the elevator
    • At the networking reception at 3:30 p.m.

Ask for a business card, offer your resume, sell yourself. Don’t be shy and give it your best shot!

t l career day schedule coggin college
T&L Career Day Schedule Coggin College

8:00 – 9:00 AM: Registration Coggin Lobby

Networking Breakfast Room 1020

9:15 – 12:00 PM: Series of 25 minute interviews followed by10 minute break between

11:30 –1:00 PM: Box lunch in Room 1020

1:10 – 3:20 PM: Interviews resume

3:45 – 5:30 PM: Networking reception UNF University Center (Bldg. 43)

  • You will receive your interview schedule the day before Career Day. Do not email me to ask when you will receive your schedule!!
  • Your schedule is subject to change. You will be called or texted if there is an opportunity for an additional interview. Be ready!
  • Break room with refreshments on 3rd floor in room 3136 and 3138.
  • Do not blow off any interviews no matter what.
what to wear what to bring
What to wear, what to bring
  • Business Professional (no exceptions)
    • Dark suit, tie for men, ironed shirt, polished shoes, no cologne.
    • Women, conservative suit, hose, close-toed shoes, minimal jewelry and make-up, no fragrance.
    • Use a lint roller.
    • Do not chew gum.
  • Bring a padfolio with note pad & pen. A limited number are available for free.
  • 30 resumes printed on resume paper
  • Business cards
following up after the interview
Following up after the interview
  • Collect business cards from all recruiters.
  • Follow up with a thank you email within 24 hours.
  • If you met a recruiter informally you can still follow up with an email.
t l career day committee
T&L Career Day Committee
  • If you would like to volunteer to help with the event please contact
  • This is a great way to network in a more informal atmosphere.
  • It is also a great way to prove yourself in real time.
  • Coggin Career Management Center on the 2nd floor for information on proper dress, networking etiquette, interviewing tips, resume critiquing, mock interviews and more.
t l career day
T&L Career Day