Career Fair Advice

Career Fairs. Face-to-face contact with employers. In the weeks following the career fair, over 1500 on-campus interviews will be conducted. Image shows student talking to recruiters at the career fair.

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Face-to-face contact with employers is crucial in the employment process, and career fairs provide great opportunities to connect with numerous hiring managers in a short period of time.  Employers like career fairs for exactly the same reason; the events give them an opportunity to quickly connect with many candidates.  85% of employers say that career fairs play a significant role in their college recruiting process.

The College of Engineering is proud to host two of the premier career fairs in the country each year.  The fall career fair and the spring career fair mark the beginning of the primary hiring season each semester.  All engineering students should participate in these valuable recruiting events. Students who are not actively seeking employment should use these events to investigate employers hiring their major and expand their knowledge of engineering.  It is never too early to start networking and looking for professional employment; many employers are looking to hire students into internships as early as the summer following freshman year.

Career Fair Goals
Preparing for the Fair
Strategies for Career Fair Day


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