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On-Campus Recruiting

Working a Career Fair

Career fairs can be pretty intimidating...hundreds of companies, even more students, and those distracting freebies. I'm going to put myself in your shoes and share how I would maximize my results for success...

I've arrived early to beat the rush and get more face time with recruiters. (It is usually busiest during lunch time, and it's hard to have a real conversation when lines start forming.) I'm dressed in pressed business attire (although business casual would be fine too). I'm armed with resumes, reference pages, my unofficial transcripts (advising report) and a portfolio (for jotting notes and storing business cards). I've left my coat and book bag at coat check and my cell phone is turned off.

 

I've identified my top priority companies that I'd like to talk to. I've researched what products or services they provide and determined why I'm interested in their specific company. I've … 

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