On-Campus Recruiting & Job Fairs
During the fall and spring semesters, organizations come to campus to interview students for full-time positions. You must sign up for interview times on Handshake and submit your resume in advance by posted deadlines. The types of companies include retailers, computer firms, financial services organizations, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, telecommunications, businesses, and banks.
Veteran job searchers know how difficult it is to get a first interview. Signing up for an interview on campus guarantees at least 30 minutes of an employer’s time to introduce themselves and to learn more about an organization. Read the following Recruitment Guidelines to make your on-campus recruitment a pleasant and successful experience.
- Attend a campus recruitment workshop or have an individual conference with a staff member to prepare for interviews and/or job fairs.
- Prepare your resume. If you have never written a resume or if you need help, attend one of the Career Services resume writing classes
- Submit your resume to Career Services by the posted deadline for each position of interest. Each recruiter you meet with will expect a copy of your resume.
- Prepare for interviews. Recruiters report students with interview training make stronger impressions. We strongly recommend attending a Career Services interviewing class.
Succeeding at Job Fairs and On-campus Recruiting Events
Meeting recruiters at job fairs may seem both intimidating and overwhelming. But job fairs are a crucial job search technique you should not ignore. Here are some guidelines to help you successfully utilize these opportunities.
Due to the hectic nature of most job fairs, the first impression is even more critical than in a traditional job interview. This means several things: