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Career Fair Prep and Expectations
Career Fair Prep Resources
Career Fair can be overwhelming for anyone. The best way to reduce career fair anxiety is to prepare before the fair.
Our elevator pitch worksheet is designed to help you craft a compelling 30-60 second introduction of yourself.
Schedule an appointment with FSB Career Development for mock interview practice.
Don’t spend your 1:1 time with a recruiter asking what they do. Review the employers attending the Career Fair. Research who they are and the positions they have available. Follow employers you are uninterested in for updates and notifications.
- Complete the Career Fair Prep Plan to help research employers and create a game plan for the day.
- If this is your first career fair, allow time to adjust to the environment. Do a couple laps around to get a feel for the layout and plan what employers you want to speak to first.
- Try speaking to companies you aren’t interested in first as practice.
- Stop by the First Time Friendly Career Fair Table to get acclimated to the event.
- FSB Career Advisors are also at the fair to talk through any questions.
First impressions are Important!
- Professional attire includes suits, button-down shirts, blazers, cardigans, dress pants, blouses, ties, dress shirts, business skirts, closed-toed dress shoes, and kitten or low-heeled pumps.
- Avoid distractions like busy prints, loud colors, and excessive jewelry.
- Professional Attire Grant - The Career Center provides monetary funding of up to $350 to selected students to purchase professional attire for upcoming interviews, job searches, internships, or leadership opportunities.