This year’s Career Fair was held in the Recreation Center and had over 80 employers in attendance. The student attendance was also extremely impressive with over 450 students participating throughout the two and a half time frame. The environment was very professional, including a professional photographer offering free LinkedIn photos.
In the Field House is where all various organizations had their booths set up. There was a floor plan that gave students the opportunity to find the location of employers they were targeting.
Now that the Career Fair is over, students should keep in contact with the professionals they met at the fair. The ultimate goal is to maintain a positive and long lasting relationship with that individual. There are many ways to go about this, such as adding them to your LinkedIn connections or sending them a thank you letter or email and attach your resume.
If you haven’t already done so, apply for internships and/or jobs on their website and then let your connection know about your candidacy and the position for which you applied. Wait about two weeks from your application and reach back out to your connection to see if you can arrange for an interview
Employers are seeking enthusiasm and excitement in all candidates. The Career Center has plenty of tips and events throughout the year that are geared at helping students learn how to network and become a professional.
Our goal at the Career Center is to bridge the relationship between college life and the professional world. Endless opportunities are available for students who put themselves out there and open up the door for the many possibilities. The Career Center works closely with students who actively engage with the office. It’s in the hands of the student to use the skills the Career Center provides and ultimately obtain the job of their dreams. Your future is at your fingertips...what will you do with it?
by Stephanie Ressler, Communications major and Career Assistant, Class of 2016