Center for Career Success

What You Will Gain

Some students wonder why they should attend a career fair if representatives simply ask students to apply online. With the increase of online applications, this is a common occurrence, so do not be surprised if representatives do not want your resume in person.

So, why attend a career fair? Here’s what you will gain:

  • Discover organizations you may not have heard of before.
  • Learn more about organizations you are interested in.
  • Meet employees of these organizations, and ask questions about the organization’s culture, available opportunities, and more.
  • Gain experience networking.
  • Connect with employers and stay in touch after the fair!

TIP: Students from ALL class years can benefit from the networking opportunities at the fair! Even if you are not currently seeking a job, come and meet employers and learn about the organizations.

Student Feedback From Previous Career Fairs

I believe that my contact with one employer, to which I had already applied, helped to clinch the interview.
Fall 2011 Attendee

The career fair provided me with a great way to find externship opportunities that I was unaware of, and allowed me to talk to potential future employers face-to-face.
Spring 2012 Attendee

I have been more confident of talking with employers. I believe it is a good [initial] step in preparedness for any future interview.
Spring 2012 Attendee

I only had a few moments to stop by the career fair due to my schedule, but the short time I spent there, I got to meet a lot of employers and use the Leadership LIVE skills I acquired from the networking session to make a positive impression.
Spring 2012 Attendee

I am [a] first-year nursing student, so I did not attend with the intention of finding a job. I was simply speaking with recruiters to see the type of positions that are available at this time. I thought the job fair was well organized, and the booklet was very helpful to find the correct companies to speak with.
Fall 2011 Attendee

I thought it was a great job fair. As I am graduating, it was nice to get a feel for what is out there and talk with potential employers about their place of work. Although I am not quite ready yet for a job, it is great practice, and come the spring, I will be really trying to focus more on securing job leads.
Fall 2011 Attendee

The job fair allows students to meet with future employers in person, to get a better understanding of the facility. It also allows the student to feel comfortable talking to the recruiters.
Fall 2011 Attendee