Career Fair Events

To register for any of the following Career Fairs, visit Handshake.

General Interest and Business Career Fair

Academic programs include all majors across campus; undergraduate business majors, specialty masters (Operations Management, MIS, Marketing) and MBA students

  • Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Coleman Coliseum

Technical and Engineering Career Fair

Academic programs include all majors within the College of Engineering; technical majors from the College of Arts and Sciences (Chemistry, Geology, etc.) and MIS, Operations Management and MBA students.

  • Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019
  • 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Coleman Coliseum

Education Interview Day

Undergraduate and graduate students from the College of Education who are seeking full-time teaching positions may attend this event.

  • Wednesday, Mar. 6, 2019
  • Check-in starts at 8 a.m.
  • Ferguson Center Ballroom

 

How To Get The Most Out Of Career Fairs

If this is your first Career Fair, or even if you’ve attended one before, Career Fairs can be intimidating. Our step-by-step guide below will help you prepare for the Fairs so that you can make your best impression.

  1. Register for the Fairs: When you register for the Career Fairs in Handshake, you’ll be signed up to receive important updates and reminders via email. You’ll also have first access to the Career Fair program so you can scope out the list of employers and the table maps before you arrive at the Fairs.
  2. Get your free professional headshot: Recruiters you meet at the fairs will be checking out your Handshake profile and your LinkedIn page. Put your best face forward by taking advantage of the Career Center’s Free Professional Headshots before the Fairs.
  3. Resume prep: Before you hand out copies of your resume at the Fairs, make sure it’s in top shape! You can have your resume reviewed by a member of the Career Center staff during our weekly walk-in hours.
  4. Attend a Career Fair Crash Course: Whether it’s your first time attending a career fair or you simply want a refresher, the Career Fair Crash Course will help you make the most of your experience. We’ll cover how to prepare for the fair, what to wear, how to introduce yourself, how to talk with recruiters, and how to  follow up. We have Crash Courses on February 14, 15, 18, and 19. Register for one in Handshake.
  5. Prepare your Elevator Pitch: You only have a few minutes with each recruiter to make a great impression. The key to a great elevator pitch? Practice! We’ve teamed up with The Speaking Studio to offer two Elevator Pitch workshops before the Career Fairs. Register for one in Handshake. You can also make an individual appointment with The Speaking Studio here.
  6. Dress for Success: Professional attire is a must for Career Fairs. If you’re not sure exactly what professional attire means, check our dress guidelines here. Students may also access our Crimson Career Closet to borrow business attire for Career Fairs and other events.
  7. Do your research: Check the list of participants and identify organizations of interest to you. Research the websites of these employers. Be open to talking with a variety of employers if you think you might fit in their organization. List of participating employers for each day can be found in Handshake!
  8. Learn what to expect: Check out our guide for what to expect during the Career Fairs, and our tips for how to follow up after the Fairs are over.