What is a career fair?

A career fair is an event put on to allow for students seeking internship, co-op, or full-time employment opportunities to connect with employees looking to hire them!

How to Prepare:

  • Pre-register for the career fair event
  • Research the companies that are attending
  • Decide who you want to meet and talk with
  • Prepare and print your resumes
  • Create and practice your elevator pitch

Day of Career Fair

  • Be confident when introducing yourself with a firm handshake
  • Take notes after talking to a company so you can remember your conversation
  • Ask for a business card or an email from the employer
  • Network!

After the Career Fair

  • Follow up with the companies you spoke with, thank them for their time and see what the next steps are
  • Continue to network

Try to make sure that you are not leaving one conversation without the promise of another future one!