Career Fair…What Career Fair??…

Get a job

But it IS as easy as strapping on your suit and heading down to the Career Fair!

The Union College Career Fair at College Park Hall next Tuesday, Feb. 16, 4-7pm! Less than a week to go. Are U ready? No worries, here are 5 quick tips to help you prepare to make the most of the event. Who knows, you may even walk away with an internship or a job…or even a networking contact/alum to reach out to!

90 organizations representing a variety of industries will be on campus to talk with you about internships, post-graduate and gap year employment opportunities, and graduate school programs; as well as their organizations. No matter what your class year or your area of interest, the Career Fair will have something for you! See handout of organizations listed by industry attached!

 Quick Tips 

  1. Register on HireU (we’ll have a professional nametag waiting for you) & Check out the list of participating organizations (our largest attendance yet!)
    • Register now by logging into HireU!
      • login using your ID# and last name
      • once logged in, at the top of the page select “Career Center Events,”
      • in Career Event Name box type “2016”, then click Search
      • click on “Union college Career fair 2016”
      • click “Register for Event”
  1. Polish your resume
    • Have you been meaning to get over to the Career Center to have someone look at your resume? Stop by this Friday, Feb. 12 for “Quick Resume Review Day”, 9am-4pm. 15 minute walk-in appointments available on first come, first served basis. Bring a print copy of your resume for career advisor feedback.
  1. Attend a prep session. Especially if this is your first time attending a career fair, you will find this very helpful. Learn how to:
    • Make a great first impression (you only have one chance to make a first impression!)
    • Find out about internships and jobs and grad programs and gap-year (or two) opportunities right for U
    • Hand your resume to employers (sometimes this is awkward, right?)
    • Upcoming Prep Session Dates at the Career Center:
      • Wednesday, Feb. 10,  1:00pm
      • Thursday, Feb. 11, 1:00pm
      • Monday, Feb. 15, 1:00pm
      • Monday, Feb. 15,  5:00pm
  1. Develop and practice your self-introduction/elevator pitch
    • “Hi, my name is _________. I am a _______ at Union College, majoring in _______ or with an interest in_____. Through my research, I understand that your organization hires _________and I would like to learn more about these opportunities.”
  1. Iron your suit
    • Professional attire is required; however, if you don’t have your suit on campus, don’t fret, just try to dress as close to a suit as possible (women: dress pants or skirt to the knee, modest top, neutral blazer/sweater; men: dress/khaki pants, dress shirt & tie [please no cocktail dresses or Broncos/Panthers-or other-jerseys]).

All that’s left to do is shine like the brilliant Union College student you are!

See you next Tuesday, February 16, 4-7pm at College Park Hall! (trolleys will be running every 30 minutes from Old Chapel Circle and Reamer Circle to CPH)

Questions?  Contact the Career Center at careercenter@union.edu or 518.388.6176

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