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Career Fairs

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.

Guidelines for dressing for a career fair

  • Business professional (suit/tie/hosiery for women- dark socks for men/closed toed shoes) is preferred for students who are actually looking for an opportunity
  • Business casual (khaki’s and a dress shirt/tie (men) or dress shirt/sweater (women)) is fine for students who do not have a suit
  • If women choose to wear a heeled shoe, the heel should be modest (less than 2”)
  • Pants/skirts/tops should not be too fitted or short.  The hemline for skirts should be at the knee


  • Cleavage
  • Wrinkled clothing
  • Shorts
  • Flip flops
  • Jeans
  • Mini skirts
  • Yoga pants
  • Leggings

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Mailing address: NDSU Dept. 5280 / PO Box 6050 / Fargo, ND 58108-6050
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Last Updated: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2:19:48 PM
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