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Navigation Menu Step Three: Strategize Step Two: Prepare Step One: Research

1. Know Which Day You Want To Attend

Monday, February 9
Non-Technical Full-Time, Internship & Co-Op Recruitment

Tuesday, February 10
Technical Full-Time, Internship & Co-Op Recruitment

Not sure which day is best for you? Review the job categories for each day before researching to have a better idea of where to find your Top Ten organizations.

First-Year Students: Become a volunteer and get to know this event so you are not overwhelmed or caught by surprise when it matters.

2. Building Your Top Ten List

Research in advance who's coming to the fair. Review the online database of employer attending. Make a list of your top ten organizations, two reaons why you like them, and their booth number.

3. Bring Your Notes And Resumes In A Portfolio

Use a portfolio or folder to carry your resumes to the fair. Don't forget to bring the notes you made in step 2. Before you speak to a recruiter, review your notes, and then wow them with your 30-second intro!

4. Practice Your 30-Second Introduction

Practice your introduction before the fair. Not sure? Study these example on what to say.

5. Follow-Up And Apply Online

As part of the job search process, many employers will require that you upload your resume online. This is NOT a brush-off! Many recruiters find it easier to stay organzed if resumes are in electronic format instead of paper. They have remembered you from the fair and if they asked you to apply online, then they are expecting you to do so. 

Ask for their business card! Then, when you are finished, step to the side and write a few notes on the back of the card about your conversation. If the recruiter asked you to apply online, write this down so you don't forget!

WIthin 24-48 hours, send a follow-up email to the recruiter thanking them for their time. If you wrote down some notes, use them here and impress the recruiters with your knowledge.

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