Annual Career Fairs/Events
Tri-College Career & Internship Fair
Spring Career Fair
Preparing for a Career Fair
Attending a career fair is one of the more exciting ways to meet employers to introduce yourself, share your qualifications, and leave behind a resume. But before you go, you should prepare yourself. Here is a list of suggestions to better prepare yourself prior to attending a career fair:
- Identify which employers are attending the career fair.
- Research employers that you are interested in visiting.
- Plan what you are going to wear at least three days before the career fair. You don't want to have a wrinkled shirt or not have clean, matching socks. Check out Dress for Success.
- Print off extra resumes to share with recruiters and employers you may not be preparing to visit with.
- Practice your introduction and hand shake.
- Visit the Career Center to answer any lingering questions.
Networking has been and continues to be one of the most important activities you should learn and then master for your current and future job searches. The U.S. Department of Labor estimates that between 60-85% of jobs are filled through professional networking. The ability to successfully network can be critical in the job search process.
- Make a list of family members, friends, co-workers, classmates, student organization members, etc. that you can visit with about your career interests.
- Attend local young professional network events to practice networking and meet other people who were in your shoes a few years ago.
- Get active in community events such as service projects to meet other professionals in a casual setting and demonstrate some of your skills to them.
- Participate in career fairs early in your college career to make professional contacts that may be useful when you begin your job search.
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