Career and Transfer Fair Tips

Career Fair

A career, job, or university transfer fair event doesn’t have to be an overwhelming experience. With a little planning you can easily navigate these events and represent yourself positively to recruiters. Use the resources below to get started.

General resources to help you get prepared

Pinterest: Career/Job Fair Tips
Pinterest: College Transfer Information
Career Spots video: Career Fair Success

Research

Find out what employers and schools are registered to attend. Visit their websites to learn more about what they do and what types of candidates they are seeking or what type of degrees their university offers. A list of attendees will be available on our website prior to the event.

Resume

Prepare a resume and bring several copies with you. To view sample resumes and tips, visit our website. 

Dress

Interview Attire is appropriate for the event. For examples of women and men’s interview attire visit our Pinterest page

What to Bring

  • Notepad, padfolio or folder to hold copies of your resume and notes
  • Copies of your resume (customize resumes whenever possible)
  • Portfolio (optional) – can hold a general resume, transcripts, performance evaluations, copies of your work (designs, project outlines, writing samples such as technical reports, etc.)
  • List of your targeted companies (this is where your research is beneficial)
  • Pen and paper for making notes/collecting contact information

Introduction to Employers (elevator speech)

CareerSpots video: The Elevator Pitch

When approaching employers, be sure to have a focused introduction that not only provides your name and  major but that also quickly summarizes your strengths, achievements and career interests as they relate to the company. This will not only help you in making a positive impression, but it will help the employer  quickly determine how to best assist you.

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