Career Fair Week

Filed in From the Staff by on September 20, 2016

It’s that time of year again! The career fair is tomorrow, September 21st, from 12-4 in the Sports and Rec Center and life at the CDC has been crazy busy. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised when the career fairs typically look like this:

Career Fair

Why First Years Should Go to the Career Fair, resume writing workshops, and of course drop-ins for resume critique have all had great turnouts, as has pre-registration. If you have yet to register, you can do so at the career fair starting at 10 AM. If you pre-registered, remember to bring your name tag.

How to prepare:

  • Make sure your resume is up to date, critiqued, and thoroughly proofread
  • Check out the career fair tipsheet at
  • Prepare your outfit (business casual or professional) and make sure everything is clean and ironed
  • Practice your elevator pitch
  • Download the Career Fair Plus app
  • Search through the employers in the Fairs section of Handshake to see which companies you want to visit
  • Apply to any jobs your top companies have already posted!

What to bring:

  • Resumes (more copies than you plan on needing)
  • Student ID
  • Pen and paper to take notes
  • Name tag if you pre-registered
  • Professional folder to keep resumes and notes
  • Excitement

Also, be sure to come to the Company Interview Panel tonight (9/20) at 6 PM in HL 116 as well as the Cover Letter and Thank You Notes Workshop Thursday 9/22 at 12 PM in WB 229. Plus, there are lots of company information sessions coming up; see Handshake for event details. These are a great way to get face time with company representatives in a setting that is less formal than an interview and to ask any questions you may have.


Good luck! And feel free to email with any questions!


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