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Career Fair Resources for Students
On Navigating a Career Fair

Spring Career Fair Wednesday February 11h
10:30am - 3:30pm in the Armory

Get you Resume Critiqued

  • Make an appointment or stop by during our daily walk-in hours
  • Have an employer review your resume during Resumania! Employers will be in the CCPD everyday from 1-3pm through February 10th
  • Can't make it in? Use our guide and handouts to do a self-critique

RSVP for the Spring Career Fair through JobLink

  • Once you RSVP, your resume will be visible to the employers attending the Career Fair
  • Employers will sometimes use this tool to view resumes before coming to campus and reach out to students they are interested in speaking to

Download the Career Fair+ App for your iPhone or Android

  • The Career Fair+ App will have all of the important information you need the day of the Career Fair including:
    • Career Fair Map with employer booth locations
    • Employer bios, majors lists and the type of positions they are recruiting
    • Tips for success when attending the Career Fair
    • Up-to-date information about attendees including additions and cancellations the day of the Career Fair
  • Download the app here: iPhone or Android

Research Employers before the Career Fair

  • Use JobLink and the Career Fair+ App to build a list of employers that you are interested in
  • Try to apply for positions posted in JobLink and on employer websites before attending
  • Career Fair Map and Majors List

Practice Your Pitch

  • Prepare a list of topics and relevant information you want to include in your pitch
  • Always include your major, class year and why you are interested in working for them. Have you already applied to a position there? Include that too!

Get a Business Card and Follow Up

  • Send a Thank You email or connect to the recruiter on LinkedIn
  • Remind them of your conversation and attach your resume

Tips on Dressing for Success

Other general suggestions: Feel free to dress very casually for employer informational meetings on campus . . . it’s expected. However, be sure to dress in interview attire if you are selected for an on campus interview. If invited for a site interview after your campus interview, be sure to clarify the dress code with your host. Normally, you would take along a suit as well as business casual clothes. Remember that business casual means different things to different people. For men, you might consider a sports jacket with khakis. For women, a blazer or dressy cardigan sweater with dress pants/khakis are just a few suggestions.

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