January 23, 2023

Are you attending the upcoming Virtual Winter Career Fair on Wednesday, January 25?  Carleton Career Services have put together some helpful tips for consideration in advance of those important opportunities.

Before the Career Fair

  • Research the companies that interest you before you go to the fair. The list of employers will be posted on myCareer approximately 1-2 weeks before the fair takes place. Go online to gather more information about these companies and the projects they are working on.
  • Be open to meeting many different organizations. There are often several departments within large companies, and they may have positions that you had not anticipated. For example, high-tech firms have human resources and marketing departments, so there may be more than just high-tech jobs available.
  • Prepare some questions based on the information you find from your research.
  • Prepare a short career pitch for employers:
    • Include who you are, your career goals, and some of your strengths that can be beneficial in the workplace.
  • Dress appropriately, even for virtual workshops.

Be sure to keep up to date on future career fairs held through Carleton Career Services on their website for your chance to meet potential employers.