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What’s So Great About Virtual Career Fairs

Whether it’s your first year of college or you’re about to graduate, remember this: networking is important. And career fairs are the perfect networking opportunity. Making employer connections can help you get internships, jobs, advice on your major and so much more.

Already did the in-person career fair thing? No worries. The Virtual Career and Graduate School Fair on November 3 will have some different employers and graduate schools and will offer a completely different experience.

Here’s what’s great about going virtual:

  • You can schedule meetings with employers and recruiters one-on-one, so you don’t have to worry about competing with other students for attention.
  • Recruiters can do their research on your experience before meeting (so make sure you complete your Handshake profile). This means you can skip those awkward getting-to-know-you questions and get straight to the good stuff: learning about their organization and talking about how great you are.
  • More employers from other cities and states attend the virtual fair because they don’t have to travel. So more opportunities for you!
  • You can research the recruiters you’ll be meeting with and their organization. Getting to know them is just as important as them getting to know you, so do your research and make sure they’re a good fit for you.

Registration is open now in Handshake. So sign in, brush up that profile, and get ready for some good ol’ networking.

Oh! One more thing: if you don’t have a laptop or device for virtual meetings, you can always rent one through the Student Union’s free laptop checkout program at the Zone, or check one out from the library (as long as you plan to stay there for your virtual meetings).

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