By Tina Humphrey, Peer Advisor
Practice your Elevator Speech
Perfect practice makes perfect. The more you practice saying your name, major, what you are looking for in the company, and how you will make a contribution, the more confident you will be.
Perfect Your Knowledge
Have at least one to two facts ready about each company’s booth you are planning on visiting. Career Expo’s are for you to network with the company. Per Vault, employers are looking for students who interested in their companies. “I think that the thing that I look for is whether they first ask me about SecondMarket, or they already know about it,” says Sarah Robinson. She’s the recruitment coordinator for the investment trading company, and the “resume keeper” after fairs. “I usually take notes on resumes of people who stand out,” she says. “I definitely put my two cents in about how they made an impact on me, how I think they’d be a culture fit, how I think the candidate would contribute to second market.”
Prepare your Suit
Here’s a guide below on what to wear:
Most of the companies at a career Fair recommend sending a thank you/follow up email with an electronic copy of your resume to whomever you spoke to at the fair. If you didn’t get a card, try emailing through the company’s web site, especially if it’s a small company.
Here are great samples of “thank you” and follow up emails.
Good Luck Canes!