Career Fair Information for Employers

To participate in an opportunity to speak with over 250 students and graduates about career opportunities, plan to attend our annual spring career fair.  The career fair is designed for employers wishing to employ and recruit students and graduates from our Business Computer Arts & Sciences Division, Industrial and Engineering Technologies Division, and Health and Human Services Division.     

Tips for a successful career fair:

BEFORE THE CAREER FAIR
Establish goals
* Determine what positions are available. 
* Gain recognition or improve your image. 
* Advise students on steps to success and career tips.

Preparation
* Items to bring (i.e. display, brochures, business cards, applications, promotional items).
* Have something or someone to help carry your display items.

DURING THE CAREER FAIR

Utilize set up times
* Arrive during the display set-up time.
* Organize your booth and display handouts.
* Place items that you do not want to give away out of sight.  

Appearance of display
* The display should convey a clear description of the nature of your company.
* Have company’s telephone number and website information available.

Exhibit Staff
* Wear nametags and keep table occupied by a representative.
* Commit to participating until the end to allow students with varied schedules to participate.
* Ask questions that may spark a conversation (i.e. What type of position are you looking for?).
* Plan how you will separate potential employees:
    1.
Have a sign-in sheet available for students who do not have resumes.     
    2.
Make comments on back of resumes.
    3. Have two resume stacks (qualified/unqualified) or place checkmark on those qualified. 

AFTER THE CAREER FAIR
Follow-up with students/graduates
*
Determine when/how you will follow-up to eliminate unnecessary calling:
    1.
Contact the best candidates within 48 hours.
    2.
Mark your calendars to follow-up within one week.
    3.
Designate one person to mail or e-mail follow-ups.

Evaluations
* Fill out evaluations and make comments/suggestions; this allows us to make each event more successful.Form

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