We’re one week out from the upcoming Fall 2017 Career Fairs, and we want you to be prepared and attend! The General Interest and Business Career Fair will be held Wednesday, Sept. 27, and the Technical and Engineering Career Fair will be on Thursday, Sept. 28. Both fairs will be from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Coleman Coliseum. We hope you will join us, especially as we anticipate a record number of recruiters and recruiting companies to attend this event to network with you.
Students can use their Handshake accounts to see which employers are coming by viewing the Career Fair event page at https://ua.joinhandshake.com/career_fairs/1868. Students can also click “Join Event” to ensure they’ll receive a pre-printed name tag, and they can “Favorite” employers as they decide which booths they most want to visit. We will also be offering several Career Chat workshops to help students prepare; these can be viewed on Handshake and on our calendar at career.ua.edu.
We’re offering the following resources to help you have a successful Career Fair experience:
RSVP for a polished pre-printed name tag
Get your resume reviewed
Be all-around career fair-ready by coming to our Career Chats, resume reviews, and headshot sessions in 3400 Ferguson Student Center. For more information on these offerings, see the event listings in our calendar located at https://career.sa.ua.edu/events/. If you’re not able to get a Career Center staffer to review your resume, check out our resume tips here on our website at https://career.sa.ua.edu/develop/resume-development/.
Research each attending company
Get further prepared with previews and other resources
If you’re nervous about attending a Career Fair, come to a Career Chat in 3400 Ferguson to learn what you need about preparing for the event. Career Fair Crash Courses are offered at the following times:
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18
- 4-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19
- 4:30-5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 25
We’ll also have Career Fair Previews an hour before each fair; arrive at Coleman Coliseum at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 27, or Thursday, Sept. 28, for a tour of the concourse and speak with a few employers in a casual setting. Register for these preview events in Handshake.