By: Joanna MillerBlog image

We all know that the ComArtSci Connect career fair is this Friday right?! Well, if you don’t, then you should! February 19th from 1 to 4p.m., the halls of the Communication Arts and Sciences building will be filled with more than 50 employers from all over looking for YOU to join their team through summer internships, part-time and full-time positions.

I know for some people it can be a little intimidating to go up to employers and talk to them, but don’t be worried, they are there because they want you to introduce yourself and tell your story. There are so many great opportunities waiting for you out there, however, you have to go get them and the ComArtSci Connect Career Fair is the perfect place to start if you haven’t.

All the companies attending are aware of our motto “Spartans Will” so, let’s show them what we WILL do for them and make Friday a great, successful experience for you, me and them.

Here are a few quick tips to get you prepared:

Know the companies attending:

  • Log onto MySpartanCareer before the event to find a list of the employers attending. Do some research on the ones that look the most interesting to you so you have some background knowledge about what they do.

Bring your updated resume:

  • Print off several copies of your most updated resume to hand out to the employers during the fair. Stop by room 181 to get your resume reviewed this week if you’re unsure about anything on it.

Be Excited:

  • Show that you care about their company. They love the company they work for and they want people they hire to love it too. Prepare questions in advance that you want to ask. Employers are seeking employees who are proactive, thoughtful and listen well. Stand out and have smart questions ready to ask.

Prepare a 20-30 second introduction for yourself:

  • Rehearse a small introduction describing yourself and why you’re there. You don’t want to sound like a broken record or anything, but it’s important to sound like you thought about why you’re there and what to say.

Dress to Impress:

  • You should dress in interview attire. It is important to show the employer a professional side; meaning club attire would not be appropriate.
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