Fall 2017 Career Fair Recap

It’s hard to believe the Career Fair has already come and gone! Despite the insane heat we experienced two Wednesday’s ago, the Career Fair was a huge success. Thanks to a campus wide effort, the Career Fair attracted approximately 1,400 students (p.s. that’s the largest we’ve ever had!) and corporate representatives from 137 companies!

Career Services would like to thank everyone who contributed to the Career Fair’s success! Without the collaboration of faculty, students, and the university, the event wouldn’t have been possible.

We hope that everyone had a productive career fair experience, despite the blistering heat! As you continue with the job and internship search, here are a few things to keep in mind, post-Career Fair.

  1. Stay connected. Be sure to follow-up with anyone you talked to at the career fair by sending the recruiters thank you emails. In the email, remind them who you are and where you met them, then mention a few details from your conversation and finish with a brief thank you for taking the time to speaking with you. When communicating with the recruiters be sure to maintain a professional tone and formal writing style, but also be courteous and friendly!
  2. Stay organized. As you contact recruiters or apply to different opportunities, be sure to keep track of your progress!
  3. Attend more events. Networking and career development events are happening practically everyday, so be sure to check Career Edge on a regular basis and RSVP to as many events as you can!
  4. Re-evaluate your interests. Think about the companies you spoke to and any insight they provided about their industry or jobs that you’re interested in. Then, reflect on your interests and compare the two. Do they align? Is there anything you need to look into a bit further?
  5. Continually update your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn. As you apply to different opportunities, it is important that all of your information is up to date! Be sure to come to drop in’s or schedule an appointment with your dedicated advisor to review your cover letter before sending it out—or check out Alyssa Hammond’s video for tips on writing a cover letter that stands out!
By Caroline Gervais
Caroline Gervais Student Director, CareerEdge & Event Planning Team