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Spring 2019 Career Fair

 Written by    February 4, 2019

Welcome to #internshipszn and #careerfairszn, every student’s favorite time of year. Here are some tips to help you succeed. 

  1. Practice your elevator pitch. This is something I struggle with, but being able to sell yourself can make a huge difference in this kind of setting. Share about your leadership role, a previous internship or an industry you want to go into.
  2. Always get a business card. Follow up with the recruiter the next day and connect with them on LinkedIn. Even if their company doesn’t have a position open right now, they may be able to help you in the future.
  3. You don’t have to be in Fisher to go to a Fisher Career Fair. I didn’t know this until last semester, but it’s true. As a strategic communication major, I often apply to marketing positions, so it’s helpful to be able to talk to business recruiters at multiple fairs.
  4. Always leave a resume. If you have time, get your resume printed from FedEx or another company. Copies are only about 50 cents each, and employers will notice you took the extra step if your resume is printed on a professional whiter, heavier paper.
  5. Be professional. This goes without saying. Wear professional clothes; carry a pad-folio; act confidently; shake hands firmly; smile; always say thank you.

For more career fair tips, read my previous posts here, here and here.

Most internship/career fairs take place in the ballroom on the second floor of the union. (PHOTO BY KAPCAR)

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