Date: September 17, 2012
Location: McLeod Center
Time: 11am - 3pm
Is It Worth It?
The great question! On one hand, there are over 150 employers all "recruiting" and making interview decisions. However, for most students frustration comes from not seeing their major be recruited or by not understanding the purpose of the fair. The fair is not a place to get jobs, it is a place to make contacts and to try and secure interviews. It is true, certain majors are recruited (accounting/finance, computer science, industrial technology). However, this does not mean you are not wanted by employers. The secret is to know what the company does and where you will fit in. Your introduction will be the key to your career fair success.
How do I get interviews at the fair?
It is highly recommended you join a Career Fair Tour Group. These groups serve as an opportunity for you to meet at a location other than the fair. You will sign in, make a name badge, and recieve a map. As a group, you will be given instructions on making the most of the fair. You will then walk as a group to the fair where you will be welcomed by a corporate recruiter who will walk you through the career fair process. At the conclusion of your meeting with the recruiter, you will be able to live practice at that recruiters booth.
- Curris [Hall of Flags] Departure: 10:30, 11:30, 12:30
- Maucker Union [near the coffee shop] Departure: 11:00, 12:00, 1:00
I am a freshmen, should I go?
UNI Career Services has worked with employers in understanding that they need to invest in freshmen. In a few years, you will be the target of most employers. To understand where to go as a freshmen, watch for the "Freshmen Friendly" signs attached to booths. The signs are bright green and easy to find.
- Who will be at the fair
- What type of paper should my resume be on? Really, plain heavy weight white paper is the best.
- What should I wear? Look nice. Typically, the older in school you are the nicer you will dress. Seniors = suits, freshmen = polo/khaki.