It’s Career Fair Season – are you ready?

Career fairs are one of your best opportunities to speak directly to a recruiter.  Whether you are looking for internships or full-time jobs, this is a chance you don’t want to miss.

Starting in mid-September, the fall UMass career fair season gets underway.

Of particular note to SBS majors are the Arts & Humanities Internship Fair on Sept. 14th;  Isenberg Virtual Career Days, on Sept. 26th and 27th, (Isenberg fairs are open to all majors. Each day features a different lineup of employers, including the top employers of SBS graduates); the Tech Jobs & Internships Fair on Oct. 5th; and the campus-wide Career Blast career fair on Oct. 24th.

You can check out any of these fairs right now in Handshake to see which employers have already registeredMore will continue to register as the tech and career blast fairs get closer. You can register and start preparing now.  Check out our Guide to Navigating a Career Fair – before, during and after, to get started.

Make sure to have your resume reviewed in the SBS Pathways Center before taking it to the fair and giving it to employers.  Peer Advisors are available in the SBS Pathways Center on a drop-in basis M, W, Th, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, T from 10:00-11:15 and 1:00 – 4:00 pm, and Fridays from 10:00 – 1:00.  Or you can schedule an appointment with one of your SBS career advisors via Handshake.  We’ll be having a Resumania session on Wednesday, 9/20, from 3:00-5:00 pm in the SBS Pathways Center, 128 Thompson.  Drop in with your resume draft and get it shined up for the fairs.

By Carol Sharick
Carol Sharick Director of Career and Professional Development for Undergraduates, College of Social and Behavioral Sciences