By: Amber McCraw, Career Advising Fellow
Hi all! Classes are back in session and things for the Career Fellows have kicked into high gear – what a whirlwind it has been!
Amongst a steady stream of appointments, presentations, programs, and classes, our office has also been preparing for the upcoming 2014 Fall Job & Internship Expo. In preparation for this great event, the Fellows have made several presentations to students over the last week to ensure that they get the most out of their Expo experience. We’ve reached out to everyone from first-year students who will be engaging in this experience for the first time to seniors who will be searching for their first professional position following graduation. I thought it might be useful to share some of the tips that we’ve presented to students:
- Before the Expo:
- During the Expo:
- Check to see if new organizations were added
- Scan the venue map
- Implement your Expo strategy
- Listen attentively to employers, take notes, and grab business cards
- Be prepared to ask questions
- After the Expo
- Follow up on promises
- Pursue job leads
- Don’t forget to write thank you notes!!
What advice would you add?
We are looking forward to a successful event!