Career Fairs

Career Fairs 2018-06-26T14:19:38+00:00

Networking at a Career Fair can be intimidating. Many students struggle with approaching employers because they are unsure of what to say.

Student talking points with employers at career fairs:

  • Introduce yourself, give your first and last name
  • Tell employers about your chosen major and your potential career path
  • Impress them, talk about what you learned by researching their company
  • Ask questions about their company

(only ask questions that you can not find the information from researching online)

  • Learn about internship and employment opportunities

You can always practice your elevator pitch, which is a brief speech about you. An elevator pitche may be used at career fairs, during an interview when asked, “tell me about yourself,” at a networking event, or when visiting companies job seeking.

To learn more about developing your elevator pitch view the video below:

Navigating and Networking Tips:

  • Be open-minded
  • Research companies and employers to attend career events

(see what opportunities or roles are of interest to you)

  • Prepare for career events

(update your resume and print several copies)

  • Get employers business cards so that you can follow up with them after the event
  • ALWAYS thank them for their time!

Unsure about how to network at a Career Fair? See the video below

To learn what companies and employers are attending a Career Event:

  • Log in to your Handshake account
  • View upcoming events/upcoming career fairs
  • Check out the list of companies who have registered.