How to Bring Your A-Game to the Career Fair
September 15th, 2014 by Kim Pratt
On Wednesday, October 1st, RIT will be hosting over 240 companies at the Career Fair! The Career Fair is a great way to network and create opportunities for future internships, co-ops, and jobs. If you’re new to RIT or haven’t been to the Career Fair, the RIT Office of Cooperative Education and Career Services has created some events to help you prepare!
WALK-IN RESUME REVIEWS
- Monday – Friday 9:30am – 11:30am
- Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1:30pm – 3:30pm
- With the Office of Career Services and Co-op at the Bausch and Lomb Center
- Walk in to have your resume reviewed by Career Services staff. No appointment necessary but don’t wait until the last minute!
CAREER FAIR TIPS – RECRUITER PANEL
- Monday, September 29th
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm
- Student Alumni Union – 1829 Room
JUMP START YOUR CAREER
- Wednesday, September 17th
- 3:30pm – 4:30pm
- Bausch and Lomb Center
MOCK INTERVIEW DAY
- Friday, September 26th
- 9:00am – 4:00pm
- Bausch and Lomb Center
Sharpen your interviewing skills by practicing one-on-one with a company representative from one of our local employers. You must register for this event!
These are just a few of the events that could help you succeed at the job fair! Visit http://www.rit.edu/emcs/oce/students/workshops-and-company-info-sessions for more information.
Another tool that could give you a hand is the RIT Career Fair Plus app for Android. The app enables you to see which companies are attending the fair, a map of the Field House, events to help you prepare, and other Career Fair announcements.
The career fair is an exciting opportunity, so take some time to prepare:
Do Some Research
By researching companies you’re interested in, you will have something to talk about when you visit their table at the Career Fair!
Update Your Resume
Resumes are necessary evils, and it can be hard to make time to update it. However, you should be sure to update your resume before the fair, so employers have an idea of what kind of job experience you have.
Employers are looking at you, be sure to be tidy and clean when you come to the Career Fair! The old adage “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have!” is great to keep in mind.
Don’t forget to check out RIT Job Zone, where you can find all the companies that will be in attendance. You can also follow the RIT Career Fair on Twitter @RITCareerFair, and #RITCF. Remember it is important to feel confident and comfortable at the Career Fair. The Career Fair is a rewarding experience, don’t miss your chance to network with future employers! Good luck!