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Fall 2020 Virtual Internship & Job Fair

  • Friday, November 6
  • 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm EST

Purpose of Job/Career Fair

Employer’s Perspective:

  • Meet a high number of prospects in shortest possible amount of time
  • Eliminate the less desirable prospects, saving the most desirable candidates for actual interviews

Student’s Perspective:

  • Face-to-face interaction with potential employers
  • Learn about opportunities, the hiring process, and make your best first impression (aimed at getting an interview)

Students

First Impression Counts!

Consider the fact that the employer will be meeting many prospects in a short time, averaging a few minutes with each. You can leave a strong first impression on the employer if you are prepared for the job fair.

  • Research to find out which employers are attending. At the same time, become more familiar with the company’s background, long-term and short-term goals, and positions available
  • Prepare your “two-minute commercial,” an opportunity for you to advertise yourself to the employers. Introduce your name, your major(s), and highlights of your work experiences, skills and abilities. Practice this “two-minute commercial” with other people.
  • Dress up. It is always better to overdress than under-dress. Bring a neat portfolio or binder to keep your resumes and any other documents (reference letter, extra paperwork from employers). Image is crucial!
  • Body Language and Etiquette counts! When meeting with employers, be aware of your body language; use eye contact, firm handshake, and smile. Do not slouch or appear to be tired. Show enthusiasm and appreciation for their time with you.
  • Wrap up with the employers by asking for their business card and contact information. Briefly discuss the application process, and offer to follow up.
  • Follow up with a thank-you letter. Many experts agree on this: It will give you an advantage over other prospects.

Tips

  • Use your interpreter wisely, have him/her interpret what other people are saying as if you were able to overhear them
  • Behave professionally at all times
  • Bring business cards if possible
  • If waiting in line, use the time to read about the company’s mission statement or other related information

Employers

Returning Employers:

  • Log into your Bison CareerLink Account
  • Click “events”
  • Click “Career Fairs”
  • Click “Registration” under Fall 2020 Virtual Internship and Job Fair
  • Complete the registration form and Click “submit” (note: you will be asked to confirm your registration)

New Employers:

  • Register for an account on the Bison CareerLink
  • Once you have registered you will receive an email confirming your email address. You will also be emailed your log in information in a separate email.
  • Once you receive your user name and password, please log in and complete the steps above for returning employer.

Registration Fees

Business and Government: $375.00

Education and Non-Profit: $175.00

Our virtual fair vendor will provide a training a few weeks prior to the event with your designated recruiters.

We are also providing Deaf Awareness Training as a free fair add-on. Details regarding the training will be provided after registration.

Contact Us

Office for Career Success

JSAC (Jordan Student Academic Center) Suite 2200

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