6 Career Fair Myths Debunked

Myth#1: Career Fairs are just for business and tech students.

There are over 50 companies that are interested in hiring students outside of the above majors including:
1. AT&T
2. Microsoft Corporation
3. News America Marketing
4. TJX Companies, Inc.
5. U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Myth #2: Career Fairs are just for seniors.

As of today, there are over 87 companies attending the Career Fair that are interested in hiring co-ops &
interns. Here’s a sample:
1. Alcatel-Lucent
2. Boston Scientific Corporation
3. IBM
4. Liberty Mutual
5. Partners HealthCare

Myth #3: I’m graduating in May. I’ve got plenty of time to look for a job.

Students are finding full-time job searches are taking up to 4 to 6 months.  So why wait? Start your job search now & avoid missing out on great job opportunities!

Myth #4: The recruiter couldn’t take my resume. What a waste of time!

Federal regulations may prevent some employers from accepting students’ resumes at Career Fairs. If a
recruiter is unable to accept your resume, give them your business card!

Myth #5: Who goes to Career Fairs anymore?

In a recent national survey taken by Universum, students ranked attending a Career Fair in their top 3 ways of having face time with employers.

Myth #6: I don’t have time to prepare and don’t even know what I would say to an employer!

Let Career Services help you!

 Attend the Career Fair Success Tips workshops to hear from employers what you can do to make the most of the event.
 Visit Career Services (Stearns 101) during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 1:30 to 3:30pm) to have your
resume critiqued.
 Visit the Career Fairs page to access a current list of events and students most frequently asked questions.