Feeling hesitant about attending the Career Fair because you don’t know what to expect or how to present yourself? No problem! The Career Services Staff has you covered. Here are some tips straight from the office on how to prep, present yourself with confidence, and make the most of your Career Fair experience.
Go outside your comfort zone. Don’t be afraid to talk to companies and explore opportunities that you may not have been considering.
-Aleah Van-Gheem, Career Resource Specialist
Research and Identify Employers you may want to connect with prior to the Fair to avoid getting overwhelmed at the event.
-Rich Marshall, College of Letters and Science and CNL Career Advisor
Make sure to wear professional dress and bring several (5-10) copies of your resume.
-Justin Lyons, Career Resource Specialist
Bring a business card. You can order them online or if you’re short on time make your own by going to a local supplies store such as Office Max or Staples and they can print them up on cardstock.
-Sarah Kriha, Career Event & On-Campus Interview Coordinator
Prepare and practice your pitch, a 30 second “elevator speech” which is a brief introduction you can give to employers which includes your name, major, academic year, and job positions you’re interested in.
-Chelsey Cegielski, Career Service Staff
Career Fairs are filled with opportunity and information, so don’t be afraid to polish your presentation, put yourself out there and make connections.
Take a look at last spring’s Career Fair on the Fox!