We have an extra post for you on this Friday afternoon! On Wednesday, we co-hosted the Spring Head of the Lakes career fair with UW-Superior and College of St. Scholastica. While at the fair, career counselor Ellen did some on-site live tweeting of employer advice for students attending the job fair. The advice from the recruiters, is all fairly simple. Take this tips and apply them to the next career fair you attend.
From AMSOIL: introduce yourself, shake hands, and know what you want!
From maurices: bring energy, dress appropriately, and know your goals.
From ATS (Anderson Trucking Service): Be prepared! Know yourself and know what you want.
From Essentia Health: know about the company, introduce yourself, and know what you want.
From McGladrey: start coming to the fair as a freshman. Network!
From Cirrus Aircraft: check out their website for engineering internships. (They really wanted engineering interns – which we have plenty of at UMD.)
From WI Dept of Corrections: be open-minded and just come up and talk to the recruiters.
From Minnesota Power: come with questions and introduce yourself.
From St. Luke’s Hospital: be prepared, have questions, be professional, and speak for yourself. First impressions are crucial.
What are your tips for people as they attend a career fair?