The Accounting & Finance Career Fair is tailored specifically for students interested in working in accounting and financial services, strategically timed to align with the beginning of the recruiting cycle. All types of roles will be advertised, so please come prepared to discuss your interests, and don’t forget to bring a copy of your resume!
Career Fair Checklist:
Before the Fair
Research the companies in Handshake in which you are interested so you can tailor your professional pitch to them and ask relevant questions.
Draft your 30-second pitch and practice it beforehand.
Proofread your resume for grammar, spelling, etc. and make ample copies.
Dress appropriately! Business professional is always a safe choice.
During the Fair
Smile and be engaging – Shake hands, make eye contact and state your full name.
Ask questions including next steps in the hiring process and take note of application deadlines.
Be aware that employers have a limited amount of time and ask for their card to follow up.
Make notes to remember information for your follow-up email/letter.
Talk with a variety of companies even if they don’t have immediate openings in your field.
After the Fair
Follow-up within 24 hours with a personalized thank you note by email.
Make an appointment with your counselor to discuss your job fair experience, draft a thank-you note, and/or share your questions or concerns.
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