What to Expect
The FUSE Career Fair attracts over 600 students and over 100 employers. Employers expect students and alumni to be dressed professionally and to be well prepared.
Before The Fair
- Research the companies in attendance that interest you most. Read news reports, press releases and websites.
- Prepare good questions that exemplify your knowledge about the company.
- Update and polish your resume. Bring plenty of copies to the career fair.
- Prepare an "elevator speech" highlighting who you are and why recruiters should be interested in you.
- Dress in business professional attire.
At The Fair
- Find and meet the companies you planned to contact.
- Greet recruiters with confidence, enthusiasm, and focus.
- Use a firm handshake, smile and maintain eye contact.
- Speak with as many companies as possible. Approach the fair as a learning experience.
- Take notes about the companies you talk to and ask the best way to follow-up.
- Avoid eating, drinking and being unprofessional around the recruiters.
After The Fair
- Organize all materials gathered from the fair.
- Thank the recruiter for his/her time by sending a thank you card or email.
- Contact the companies that interested you most, mentioning the key points from the conversation you had at the fair.
- Continue researching the organizations you met at the fair and identify new job postings as well as potential contacts for informational interviews.
- Contact your University’s career center to set up an appointment to practice your interviewing skills in the case that you are contacted by an employer.