How to Prepare Yourself for a Job Fair

The Career Expo is right around the corner! On October 18th-19th hundreds of employers will be searching for hardworking, dedicated, and enthusiastic students to fill positions at the Alumni Center from 11-3. The Society of American Foresters Job Fair will be on November 9th in La Sells Stewart Center from 10-2.

Employers love students who come prepared, so make sure you get organized before you meet with employers.

  • Update your resume and cover letter. If you need help, check out the Career Development Center to sit down with a trained and experienced student staff anytime between 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.
    • MAKE SURE TO BRING A COPY OF YOUR RESUME TO THE CAREER FAIR
  • Look at the list of employers attending the Career Expo to familiarize your self with ones you would be interested in, and which day you should attend. Log-in to your handshake account for a full list of employers.
    • Prepare questions for these employers
  • Dress professionally
  • Prepare responses for questions you may be asked by employers
  • Arrive on time!

While speaking to employers make sure you:

  • Smile and shake hands
  • Be positive, confident, and focused
  • Emphasize your unique skills, experiences, education, etc.
  • Get business cards from the contacts you make
    • Follow up with an thank you email or note after your interview

Good luck!

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