Fall 2018 All Majors Career Fair
The career fair is a great opportunity to speak with representatives from over 400 top companies hiring for co-ops, internships, and full-time positions. To make a great impression at the fair, read through the following tips from peers, alumni, and career professionals.
"Do your research on any company that you even have a slight interest in. You should know their mission and what they look for in employees. Also, treat every encounter with a recruiter as an opportunity to learn more about the company. Don’t get wrapped up in how you can convince them that you are the best student out there, instead make it a conversation and be engaging."
Morgan Stephens – Biomedical Engineering ‘18
Alumni (1970-2000) – Waiting for response
Career Planning Professionals
"Prepare for the career fair: Preparation is key before attending a career fair. Make sure your resume is professional and highlights relevant skills and experiences.
Review the career fair layout and have a plan: The scale of the fair can be intimidating and overwhelming if you do not have a plan. Use the “Jobs and Careers by Symplicity” app to identify your top 10 companies you want to visit
Research participating companies: Knowing who the participating companies are and what they are looking for is important. Browsing and researching the companies ahead of time can provide a marketable advantage to candidates.
A list of companies is available here.
Find out what positions the participating companies are recruiting for by navigating the list of jobs in CareerBuzz.
Know your elevator pitch: Articulating the value you bring and showcasing your skills and experiences can distinguish you as a candidate."
Andrea Comsa, Senior Director of Career Education at Center for Career Discovery & Development
"Master the first impression: dress the part, nail the handshake, make eye contact, and practice your pitch before you go! Don't wing it."
Kate Zepernick - Corporate Relations Manager, Scheller College of Business
8. All majors career fair organizer – Richard South
"Any experience is valuable, but for each experience, don't just focus on what you did or what your role encompassed - instead, highlight what you accomplished and what your impact was. Metrics will help your resume stand out!"
Mahati Vavilala - Fourth-year Industrial and Systems Engineering major and Computer Science minor, Vice President of Professional Planning for the Georgia Tech Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
"I'd say that the most important thing when talking to a recruiter is to exude passion, excitement, and confidence when talking about your classes and relevant work experience. Recruiters are people too, and creating an active and engaging conversation is key in making yourself a more memorable candidate."
Elizabeth McConnell, Fifth-year Computer Science Major, President of the Career Fair Committee
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