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So Why Is The Career Fair Important?

How to work a Career Fair as a first year
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WVU Career Services Center

on 6 September 2016

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Transcript of So Why Is The Career Fair Important?

Truth: Attending a career fair as a first year student is a great way to learn how a career fair works and to get a good idea about
what you need to do to get ready when it is your turn.
How to Dress - Business Casual
FOR MEN:
Nice pants and a collared shirt
ATTENTION:
Freshmen can use the career fair to:
So Why Is The Career Fair Important?
Watch junior or senior students interact with employers
Learn more about potential career paths
Start building a professional network
Find out about possible internship and part-time job opportunities
Myth: “I don't need to go to a Career Fair, I don’t know what to say to an employer or even have a resume!”

What a waste of time, right?
WRONG!
FOR WOMEN:
Nice pants or skirt with a blouse
Avoid wearing excessive jewelry or clothing that is too short or revealing
Make sure your clothes are CLEAN and PRESSED
TIPS:
NO T-SHIRTS
NO SHORTS
NO JEANS
NO SWEATS
NO HOODIES
NO HATS
NO HOLES
NO HEADPHONES
NO FOOD
If you are a freshman, time is on your side...
HOW,
YOU MAY ASK.
Don't want to engage?
THAT IS OK!
OBSERVE
Find someone who looks like
they know what they are doing.
Listen
to the questions and answers.
You'll be able to tell what's working
and what's not in NO TIME!
If you get the
nerve
though...
Introduce yourself...
"I'm only a freshman, but interested in ..."
ASK
what can I do to better
prepare myself for a career
with your company
(But,
don't STALK
them.)
Learn to dress and act professionally.
Learn what you are in for so when you are
ready, you have the tools to put your best
foot forward and score an interview.
Become comfortable speaking
with employers because it is
a valuable, life-long skill.
At a minimum, you'll be less
nervous when you start
looking for your
first internship or job!
(to speak to a recruiter)
[NAME OF COMPANY HERE]
Because it is the first step in preparing...
FOR YOUR FUTURE!
So, WHY?
WVU Career & Internship Fair
September 14 & 15
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mountainlair Ballrooms
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