Some Career Fair Information

Find all the participating firms that will be at the career fair  here

A short publication about help with resumes – here

How to prepare for the Career Fair – here

It is important to prepare for Career Fairs before going because the main goal is to create a flawless first impression and to exude the highest level of competence possible for the recruiters. It is easy to sound very mumbled or unorganized if you have not prepared, in advance, some things to say to them. You want to look good and you want to sound good. Preparation is key.

So how can you accomplish this? Here are a few important things to do:

1. Dress professionally. If you are unsure about what this means go here 

2. Practice your “1-minute elevator speech.” Practice a short introduction about yourself: your major, graduating year, what you’re interested in – jobwise, etc.

3. Research the firms you’re interested in ahead of time. This shows them that you take initiative. The goal of research is to both, find out if the firm is a place where you would like to work and to foster questions that you can ask the recruiter in order to communicate interest and initiative

4. Have a nice-looking, well-organized resume

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these points are great places to start. Dig around on the Career Services website; it has a lot of resources to take advantage of.

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