career fair tips for students

Career Services

Career Fair Top Tips

  • Check out the list of participating companies at the September 2019 Career Fair and research those companies.
  • Practice your Elevator Pitch and Your INFOmercial.
  • Make a good first impression by dressing professionally. Even more casual companies expect students to dress up. Check out the Dress for Success for additional tips.
  • Greet employers with a firm handshake and maintain good eye contact. First impressions count!
  • Communicate your skills, strengths, and relevant experience with enthusiasm. Know what employers look for in the successful candidate
  • Be open to new companies and ideas. The more employers you talk to, the better your chances of success.
  • Ask for any company information, job information, and business cards. Bring a pen or pencil and paper so you can take notes.
  • Bring extra copies of your resume to leave with employers. Estimate the amount you will need based on the list of who is attending this year's fair and recruiting for your major.
  • Be sure to research as many companies as you can and indicate any knowledge you have of an organization.
  • Do not monopolize the employer's time. Ask specific questions and offer to follow up after the fair.
  • Do not ask about salary and benefits until you are being seriously considered for the position. Do your homework and ask tough questions!
  • Have fun!

For a complete guide to Career Fair preparation, please see “Make the Most of a Career Fair.”

For other questions about the Career Fair or anything else career-related, please contact Career Services directly at (406) 496-4140, or stop by University Relations Center (URC) 109.