Career Fair Preparation

Career fairs or expos are an opportunity for recruiters for companies to get face time with potential applicants. In turn they are a great way for students/alumni to find out what is happening in their industry and learn about companies that they may not be familiar with.

What to expect:

Depending on the even that you are attending career fairs can be specific to your industry or broad with many industries and companies in attendance.

  • Layout
    • Typically career fairs take place in larger open floor plan facilities and there are tables or booths designated for each employer.
    • Many employer
    • May need to wait in  line

How to prepare:

  • What to wear:
    • This is often your first impression with many of these employers/recruiters
  • Have a game plan:
  • Be sure to research employers:
  • Practice introducing yourself:
  • What to bring:
    • Bring extra copies of your resume
  • Don’t forget to follow-up

How the Career and Advising Center can help:

  • Career fairs
    • Part-Time Jobs Fair
    • College of Health Professions Career Fair
    • Meet the Firms
    • Fall Career Expo Day 1 & 2
    • Spring Career Expo Day 1 & 2
  • Preparation events
    • Pitch Perfect
    • Suit Up!
  • Career Studio
    • Drop by the Career Studio in Ceres Hall 306 to practice your elevator pitch, to make a game plan for the fair, for help with your resume
    • Career Closet