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 450 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.
Not necessarily! Students are finding that looking for a full-time job takes up to 4 to 6 months. So why are you waiting? Start your job search now and start connecting with employers. This is a valuable way to ask for informational interviews which may lead to meeting more people and could help you get a job offer.
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 (yes, have custom business cards printed with your contact information)!
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 Development 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 Development (Stearns Center, first floor) during walk-in hours (Monday-Friday, 1:30 to 3:30 pm) to have your resume critiqued. Visit the Career Fairs page to access a current list of events and students most frequently asked questions.
In addition, print "Career Fair Success Tips 2016" to navigate and prepare for upcoming career fairs.