Employment Fair 2016

Student FAQs

What time is the Employment Fair?

The Employment Fair will be held in the Kaplan Athletic Center from 1-4 pm on Wednesday, April 6, 2016.

How do I create a resume?

Each student should bring many copies of his/her professional resume, printed on bond paper, to the Employment Fair. The Career Center will provide paper and make copies of the resume no later than two days in advance of the Employment Fair.

To write a professional resume, students may:

  • Attend a resume-writing workshop; dates are on our calendar.
  • Use the Career Center resume-writing guide for sample resumes for internships, as well as graduating seniors and alumni.
  • Schedule an appointment with a Career Center staff member to review a draft of a resume.
  • Meet with a Career Center staff member during walk-in hours: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 1-3 pm and Tuesday from 4:30-6:30 pm.

Please do not wait until the last minute! We are better able to serve you if you work with us weeks in advance of the fair.

What should I bring to an employment fair?

  1. Bring many copies of your professional resume, printed on bond paper.
  2. Carry a pen and pad to make notes, as you'll meet a lot of employers and taking notes will help you remember to whom you spoke and what was said. 
  3. Bring hard copy samples of your work, such as writing, graphics, photos, etc., because the job may involve utilizing these skills.

What should I do to prepare for the Employment Fair?

Students should prepare for the Employment Fair using the following check list:

  • Create a professional resume, have it edited, and print many copies on bond paper.
  • Purchase professional clothing. A suit is preferred, but dress slacks and a coordinating jacket are acceptable.
  • Research the companies and organizations that will be attending.
  • Practice a firm handshake.
  • Attend an "Interviewing Strategies" workshop. The schedule can be found on the Career Center calendar.
  • Visit the Career Center during their resume walk-in hours from 1-3 pm, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday or from 4:30-6:30 on Tuesdays.
  • Take advantage of workshops offered by the Career Center. Many offer useful tips and suggestions for making a good first impression.

What do I wear to the Employment Fair?

Students should dress professionally. Ideas for professional dress may be found using the Career Center interviewing tips page.

What should I do during the Employment Fair?

Attending the Employment Fair is a great opportunity to meet potential future employers, make networking connections, and to learn more about opportunities in your field. The Employment Fair is your first interview, so be sure to make a good first impression!

Remember to:

  1. Introduce yourself to employers with a firm handshake and good eye contact.
  2. Keep an open mind. Don't limit yourself by eliminating employers based on what the organization does as a whole. Consider that a hospital might have a marketing position in addition to a nursing opportunity!
  3. Leave your resume with the employer if there is a possibility of employment or at the employer's request.
  4. Collect a business card from employers with whom you speak. These will prove useful in networking with the employer at a later date.
  5. Take notes. You will meet a lot of employers and it will be difficult to remember later that night which employer told you to call next week and which employer said they will call you!

Who will be at the Employment Fair?

Employers from both profit and nonprofit organizations will be present at the Employment Fair. Employers will be hiring for full-time permanent work, part-time employment, and internships. Click here for a full list of employers that will be attending.

What should I do following the Employment Fair?

After the Employment Fair, send thank you notes to the employers to whom you spoke. Thank them for their time, and let them know that you are interested in working for them, learning more about the company, or interviewing with them.

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