Career Fair Tips

Learn how you can gear up for success at the upcoming career fair! Explore our plethora of digital tools, resources, and professional development workshops to help build your resume, prep for interviews, and learn networking strategies. Learn how you can leave a lasting impression on employers and find your next career opportunity.

Before the Career Fair:

  • Review our digital tools and resources under the “students & alumni” tab
  • Attend Career Fair prep workshops and information sessions by registering via Handshake
  • Research companies attending the career fair.
  • Create a winning resume. Check out our tips on crafting a resume here
  • Enhance your job-search skills
  • Have your elevator pitch ready

During Career Fair

  • Prepare to be personable; smile and have a firm handshake
  • Work your way from the bottom of your company list to the top
  • Ask for contact information (business cards, emails)
  • Be professional and thank employers for their time after speaking with them
  • Take note of the employers you speak to so you can follow up later with any additional details

After Career Fair

  • Follow up with employers and send thank-you emails/messages
  • Add employer contacts to your LinkedIn account and follow companies
  • Create an Excel sheet of companies, positions, titles, dates applied, and follow-ups