This annual fair is our largest fall career fair, attracting more than 120 employers from all industries! Students of all grade levels and all majors are invited to attend, to network and learn more about organizations hiring for full-time, part-time, volunteer, and internship positions. Employers are looking forward to meeting you. 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 résumé.
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 résumé 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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