Career Fair and Meetup Tips

HireTiger Career Fairs and Meetups present a great deal of opportunity in a short amount of time. Here are some tips for getting the most out of these events before, during and after.

30 Second Commercial Research employers.

View the list of employer attendees on Handshake before the Career Fair or Meetup. Prioritize them and visit their websites. Familiarize yourself with their products, services and recent news. You might also contact alumni who currently work for that organization using the TigerNet Directory.

Come prepared.

Make a list of questions for each employer. Consult your notes just before approaching their table.

Develop your introduction.

This is a perfect time to use your elevator pitch. State your name, your year in school, major or area of interest and a few of your industry-related skills. Ask questions or state what you’re looking for to begin a conversation.

Follow up.

There are many ways to follow up on the leads you will acquire at a career fair. If you receive a business card, send an email or call. If you haven’t already, consider completing an online application. If the organization hosts an on-campus recruiting or informational event, attend. For more advice on how to proceed, come see us.