You have until 11:59 PM EDT on Friday, September 4th to enter. We have extended the contest by 12 hours.
Just over 3 weeks ago I told you that we’d be giving away an unbelievably sweet prize package from HP (check out HP’s entry level jobs), Windows, and Timbuk2. That contest starts now!
It’s called Back to School, Back to Work, and it’s part of the much bigger Back to school: Better Together promotion—25 blogs giving away 50 laptops. Although giving away laptops is a lot of fun, our first priority here at One Day, One Job is getting you back to work. For those of you who have already graduated, the idea of “back to school” season without anywhere to go can be really depressing. And for those of you who are still in school, realizing that you’re going “back to school” for what could be the last time may induce a lot of stress.
Either way, you need to get back to work now to make sure that your job search isn’t “prolonged” like mine was. HP’s theme for this contest is “Better Together” because they’re offering a notebook and a netbook that are better together due to their syncing capabilities. We’re going to run with that theme and encourage you to team up with someone to get your job search synced up properly.
Whom do we think that you’re better together with? Your college’s career services staff, of course! Now, let’s get to the details.
As part of the promotion, I received the prize package to check out, and I have to say that it looks awesome. I’m already taking the Timbuk2 bag everywhere that I go; and, I know that you’ll find it much easier to get back to work when you’re toting around the following:
HP dv6 Laptop – (Intel Core 2 Duo P7350, Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit, 4GB RAM, 500GB SATA HDD, BluRay ROM SuperMulti with LightScribe, HP webcam, integrated fingerprint reader, WiFi 802.11 a/g/n, 16” display (1366×768 pixels), ATI Mobility Radeon HD4650 Graphics, Altec Lansing built-in speakers).
HP Mini 110 Netbook – (Intel Atom 270, Windows XP Home Edition SP3, 1GB RAM, 10.1” display (1024×576 pixels), 160GB SATA HDD, HP webcam, WiFi 802.11b/g, 6 cell battery).
Timbuk2 bag – A sweet bag to carry around the rest of your prizes.
Syncables software – For hassle-free synchronization! Easily sync emails, internet favorites and files between two PCs. Also sync to portable storage devices with HP QuickSync. Synchronize important data in a snap.
Since we think that both you and the Career Services office at your school are better together, we want you to get acquainted with them. Whether you’re a current student or not, Career Services can help you with your job search (how much they can do for alumni varies from school to school). And if you already have a job, maybe you can help them help other students land a job with your employer. They’re a free resource that is dying to help, so use them! It could win you some awesome prizes.
There are two ways to enter.
1. Leave a comment on this post detailing how your college’s Career Services office (make sure that you name your school) is using social media to engage students. We want links to their blogs, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ning site, and anything else they’re using. If it’s students only, then tell us all about it without the links.
This is a great way to practice your online research skills, which are essential to the job hunt.
2. Introduce yourself to someone in your college’s Career Services office, and comment here with your name, theirs, and the name of your college. You can do this in-person, over the phone, or online.
Be sure to tell him or her about One Day, One Job, One Day, One Internship, and Found Your Career. And don’t forget to encourage him or her to spread the word about us to other students and add a link to us from the Career Services website.
If you’re selected as the winner, we’ll verify with the Career Services staff member that you actually introduced yourself and told them about us.
This is a fantastic way to practice networking, which is one of the most important skills in the job search.
Either way, your comment on this post is your official entry. You can only enter once, and be sure to use a real e-mail address so that we can notify you if you win. We’ll randomly select the winner from all of the entries.
Although many of the other participating sites have already given away their prize packages, there are still quite a few other chances to win. You can find all of the details at BackToSchoolGiveaways.com or you can check out the following sites:
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|Geek Zone||Starts: 13th August||Finishes: 17th August|
|Kill Jill Goes to College||Starts: 14th August||Finishes: 18th August|
|Study Successful||Starts: 15th August||Finishes: 19th August|
|Gear Live||Starts: 16th August||Finishes: 20th August|
|CampusGrotto||Starts: 17th August||Finishes: 21st August|
|Poorer Than You||Starts: 18th August||Finishes: 22nd August|
|Notebooks||Starts: 19th August||Finishes: 23rd August|
|ThePrereq.||Starts: 20th August||Finishes: 24th August|
|Hack College||Starts: 21st August||Finishes: 25th August|
|College Times||Starts: 22nd August||Finishes: 26th August|
|OSNN||Starts: 23rd August||Finishes: 27th August|
|Green Panda Treehouse||Starts: 24th August||Finishes: 28th August|
|Building Camelot||Starts: 25th August||Finishes: 29th August|
|Mocha Dad||Starts: 26th August||Finishes: 30th August|
|College Candy||Starts: 27th August||Finishes: 31st August|
|Studenomics||Starts: 28th August||Finishes: 1st September|
|The 2.0 Life||Starts: 29th August||Finishes: 2nd September|
|Geeks room||Starts: 30th August||Finishes: 3rd September|
|Debt Free Scholar||Starts: 31st August||Finishes: 4th September|
|One Day One Job||Starts: 1st September||Finishes: 5th September|
|Daddy Forever||Starts: 2nd September||Finishes: 6th September|
|Clinton Fitch||Starts: 3rd September||Finishes: 7th September|
|Zen College Life||Starts: 4th September||Finishes: 8th September|
|Gear Diary||Starts: 5th September||Finishes: 9th September|
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