5 Steps to do before Career Fair

Career Fair is Friday 9/15/17! This is our biggest event of the year with 100+ companies coming to talk to Bauer students.

Here are 5 Steps you MUST take before you go to Career Fair on Friday.

Be Resume Ready!

 

Hopefully you were able to take advantage of Resume ER last week or in previous semesters. If not, be sure to check out the Bauer Resume formats (BBA) (MBA/MS) that are available on our website. It is a good idea to use this format because it was approved by employers. When they receive hundreds of resumes, our format makes it easier to find the information that they need to move you closer to your goal of getting hired.

Download the Career Fair Plus App.

Start doing your research now and planning your route around the Hilton using the Career Fair Plus app. The app includes a list of all the companies scheduled to come along with a map that you can mark with your favorites. Do not wander around Career Fair! It is too big to go in without a plan.

Do your research!

You wouldn’t walk in to a Stats Exam without studying, right? Then why would you forget to study on where you want to work for your Summer Internship or Full Time Job? Research should be part of your plan and Bauer Career Gateway gives you access to tools to research the companies you are interested in.  Check out the resources under External Links on the homepage of Bauer Career Gateway.

Get your suit ready.

This is a Professional Dress event and students that are not dressed appropriately may be turned away. Navy or Charcoal suit is best and be sure to shine those shoes. For more information check out our posts on What to Wear and Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Dress.

Skip The Line

The Bauer Career Fair is a Bauer Exclusive event (Bauer Majors and Bauer Alumni ONLY) so you must check in before you will be allowed into Career Fair. The line to check in can get long to check in but you can get a wristband to #SkipTheLine by checking in early. Wristbands will be available Monday – Thursday at the Rockwell Career Center, tables in Melcher Hall, and Bauer Honors (for Bauer Honors students). Get your wristband, wear it around and tag us in your social media pictures all week using #SkipTheLine.

and here are 5 Tips to Stand Out at Career Fair.

By Troy Hopkins
Troy Hopkins Director, Undergraduate Career Counseling Troy Hopkins