Career Services is hosting the Spring Career Expo from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow in the Great Hall.
About 50 companies, ranging in scope from local to international, will be there to meet students. You can see a full list here — just enter your PID to gain access.
Also download UCS’s “How to Prepare for Career Fairs” document. Here are some of the key tips:
- Professional dress is recommended.
- Have multiple copies of your resume on-hand. (My advice: Print them yourself, but buy paper that’s a little thicker than computer paper. It will literally stick out in the recruiter’s hands.)
- Practice your elevator speech. If you need help developing one, see here, here and here for advice. And here are some examples. (My perspective: UCS says prepare a three-minute introduction, but think about it, how long is your attention span? What makes you think the recruiter’s is any longer? Say your piece, then let the recruiter talk, too. Engage in a conversation, not a one-way spiel-fest. Plus, letting the recruiter talk lets you identify what his or her organization needs and then articulate how your experience would help them.)
- Collect business cards from the representatives you meet. Asking for one could be a good way to end your elevator speech.