How to Rock a Career Fair
A great way to find job and internship opportunities are at a career fair. Many schools offer career fairs twice a year to help students apply to companies that are actually looking to hire. But career fairs can be intimidating with the amount of companies there. This article offers a way to lower the stress level prior to going along with great tips on how to prepare. First it says that one should figure out who they want to be. Not in the philosophical sense but in the sense of what kind of job you are looking for. Does it involve the environment or are you looking to crunch numbers? This is an effective way to cut out the unnecessary booths that are not going to help you. The second thing is to know the employers that are going to be at the fair. This allows you to ask more important questions instead of having them discuss what the company does. This can also help you simplify your search. When you are moving about the booths you already know of a company that produces something that is not particularly interesting or you are against then you do not have to waste time there.
I think that a career fair is a great way for people to find internships. First of all you know the companies there are seeking people to employ. Immediately you know that you are not just shooting in the dark by applying to other random companies. Also at a career fair you have the ability to give a great first impression along with your resume. The representative can get a sense of who you are before he reads your resume, which can be a good thing or bad. By following these few tips you can effectively manage your to the specific companies that you feel best suit you.