Look Your Best at the Career Fair

Your appearance should be just as polished as your resume on the day of the career fair.  Your general appearance will be the first thing noticed, so make it professional. The position you are seeking may not require business attire, but you are showing the employer that you can present yourself professionally.  By trying to make a great first impression, you are also indicating to the employer that you have a strong desire to work for them. The following best practices are based on years of experience working with engineering employers and students:

      • A professional suit will be worn by most students at the fair
      • Clean and wrinkle-free clothes are a must
      • Make sure hair is clean and well-groomed
      • Shoes- Professional and comfortable (no tennis shoes or open toe)
      • Socks- Should match shoes or pants and be mid-calf length so no skin is visible when you sit down
      • Keep jewelry to a minimum and choose simple conservative styles
      • Okay for Freshmen (suits still recommended): Business Casual- Slacks/khaki pants or skirt, nice collared shirt or blouse, professional shoes


The Employment Process Menu


Step 1: Understanding Employers and the College Recruiting Process

    -Maintain a Positive Attitude

Step 2: Determine Career Goals and Skillset

Step 3: Identify Preliminary Target Employers and Industries

Step 4: Develop Effective Marketing Materials

Step 5: Search for Specific Employment and Research Target Companies