The Career Fair

 

Thursday, March 7th, 2019 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Cedel Hall, Lower Atrium

Employer Registration Closed

Student Registration

The link above will take you to register for the Career Fair and all Concordia Crossing events

Click below to see the names of Employers that attended the Concordia Career Fair

2018 Employment Career Fair Attendance 

 

STUDENTS

Be prepared:


  • Resume: Update your resume (bring several copies with you).
  • Elevator speech: Prepare a brief introduction about yourself.
  • Dress for success: Plan ahead. Dress business casual or professional.
  • Prepare questions: Research participating employers. Prepare questions to ask.
  • Follow up: Send thank you notes within 48 hours after the career fair.

How To Attend Guide


Career Fairs

Introduction to Career Fairs

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Career Fairs provide an opportunity to meet employers and find suitable jobs. In order to get recruited, it is wise to take heed to the preparation that comes with this experience.

Resume Tips

Resume Guidelines

Resume checklist

Resume review:  submit resume on Handshake at https://concordiatx.joinhandshake.com/login 

Introducing Yourself

Elements of an elevator speech include :

  1. I am...a junior majoring in English who will graduate in (month/year).
  2. I have...experience/knowledge, expertise/interest..in...
  3. I am looking for...career/internship/volunteer opportunity/information/advice in...

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Remember to:

    • Maintain eye contact
    • Give a firm handshake
    • Engage in the conversation (don't be walking away, on your phone, or looking around). Focus on the person in front of you
    • Ask questions
 Dress for Success

When you are clean, polished, neat, and classically dressed your posture lifts, you are poised, and you walk and talk with a heightened sense of confidence. Check out these guidelines for women, men, and for dressing to impress on a budget.

Women's Business Formal Vs. Casual   
    
 Men's Business Formal Vs. Casual 

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Dress for Success Guide
 Questions for Recruiters
 

Questions students should ask recruiters:

  1. What are some career opportunities for my major at your company?
  2. What are some of the entry level positions for someone with a degree/interest in...?
  3. What are qualifications for jobs in this field?
  4. Does the company offer internships?
  5. What is a typical day for someone working as a (duck breeder) at your company?
  6. What are the characteristics of the most successful employees at your company?
  7. What do you like most about working for your company?
  8. What is the company culture and management style at your company?
  9. What kind of training do you offer?
  10. How should I follow up with you and when?
Follow Up

Want to be remembered? Collect the recruiter's business card to send a follow-up email and a hand-written thank you card within 48 hours after meeting key recruiters or employers. Some tips for follow-up include:

  1. Thank the recruiter for speaking with you.
  2. Mention which fair they attended where you met.
  3. Mention the positions you are interested in (if any).
  4. State something specific that the two of you discussed.

If you are a senior interested in a specific position, state your wish for an interview and that you will be in contact within the week to schedule one.

Example Follow Up

 


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