Prepare for / Navigate a Career Fair

A career fair is an excellent place for students to make connections with recruiters and companies (i.e. build your network), to learn more about what companies are looking for in a candidate, and to find out about available internships and full-time positions. For 1st and 2nd year students, this is a great opportunity to practice your elevator pitch, network, and see what opportunities you want to begin working toward.

 

How to Stand Out at Virtual Career Fairs

Career Fair season starts in September at UMass, and this year the fairs will be virtual again!  Read this article from Vault on how to prepare.

It isn’t easy to stand out at in-person job fairs, and leaving a lasting …

By Victorio Duran III - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
Read more »

Navigating a Career Fair – Before, During and After

A career fair is an excellent place for students to make connections with recruiters and companies (i.e. build your network), to learn more about what companies are looking for in a candidate, and to find out about available internships and …

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

5 Things You MUST DO Before Attending a Job Fair, by Don Goodman & Jenna Arcand

From Work it Daily

There can be hundreds of companies to talk to at each job fair, but that doesn’t mean you’ll have the time to reach out to all of them. Research ahead of time which ones you want …

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

Sidebar

Featured Resources

This resource contains a variety of sample resumes that are appropriate for SBS majors.  Use these as a formatting guide.  …

Instructions on accessing the career fair via Handshake, registering to meet with employers, and what to do on the day …