Tips for Career Fair Success
Being prepared is the best way to increase your confidence and success at Career Fairs! In addition to these tips, make sure to attend a presentation on “How to Prepare for the Career Fair,” during Business Week, and meet with your Career Coordinator.
The ability to engage an employer at the Career Fair leaves a lasting impression. During the Career Fair, elevator speeches occur between a recruiter and yourself. To be effective, you need to portray yourself seriously and ask sensible questions.
When you’re speaking with the recruiter, it’s important to keep a time limit on the conversation. Keep in mind there are other students at the Career Fair waiting to talk to the same recruiter, so you shouldn’t loiter around just one. Keeping the conversation to 3-5 minutes at max is a good rule of thumb. In this time span, you can get the information you want and need, as well as leave room for some casual off-topic conversation to take place.