March 5, 2024

Connect with employers, explore job opportunities at Career Services’ All-Majors Career Fairs March 26-27

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Navigating the workforce doesn’t have to feel overwhelming. Career Services is ready to help prepare and connect Warriors with a variety of employers during its All Majors Career Fair on March 26 and 27. The event will include a virtual option on March 26 from noon to 5 p.m. on Handshake and an in-person option on March 27 from noon to 5 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.

Students of all majors are invited to attend and learn about internships and part- or full-time job opportunities. A growing list of employers will be available for one-on-one conversations or group sessions. Registration is now open via Handshake.

To help prepare for the career fairs, check out the tips below, as well as more that are available on the Career Services Career Fair Resources page and The Muse:

Do your homework

Spend some time on Handshake to see which companies have registered to attend. Look at their websites and LinkedIn profiles to learn about the company and what open positions they may have. Pick companies that have opportunities that interest you and talk with those companies at the event.

Know your elevator pitch

Prepare a 30-second introduction about yourself — known as an elevator pitch — to use with employers at the fair. Practice this as well as answering other interview questions through the Big Interview mock interview platform. You don't want to sound like you are reading a script when talking with employers, but you do want to sound like you know why you’re there.

Have your resume ready

Make sure you have updated and proofread your resume. If possible, tailor the content of your resume for each company you’ll connect with and have them accessible on your phone for quick access at the fair.

Dress for success

Whether virtual or in-person, job fairs may seem less formal than job interviews. However, employers take virtual career fairs seriously — and you should, too. Dressing professionally helps send the right message.

Mind your virtual manners

If you’re attending virtually, double-check your battery to see that it’s fully charged and make sure you have stable internet connection. Remember to address recruiters in a virtual environment with the same respect you would in person. Professionalism should be a consideration in online chats, too — this is not the time or place for emojis or OMGs! Finally, step behind your computer to see what your space looks like from the vantage point of your camera and spend some time tidying your space.

Remember to register today for the All Majors Career Fairs March 26-27

Career Services also provides a variety of free resources and can help you identify and work toward career goals; find suitable jobs, careers, or internships; teach job search skills; network with employers; and boost career development skills. Learn more at careerservices.wayne.edu.

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