How Do I Make the Most of a Career Fair?

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How do I make the most of a career fair? This question is a common one among those who are in college and seeking summer internships or full-time positions after graduation.

I want to take a few minutes to share my suggestions as someone who has both attended and recruited at university career fairs.

Where do you start?

  • Determine what you are seeking – summer internship, co-op, full-time employment.
  • Include what you are seeking near the top of your updated resume. (For more resume tips check out ASCE’s Crafting a Civil Engineering Resume)
  • Research the companies that are going to attend the fair, and take notes on which booths you are interested in visiting.
  • If a map of the booths is available, mark the companies you want to visit on the map to make it easier to be efficient in your route.

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