ICF Tip #3 – Have a Career Fair Strategy


Have a Career Fair Strategy

Use your time at the fair wisely. Go in with a plan. What do you want to accomplish at the fair? Which employers do you want to speak with? Identify your top 5-7 employers. If you have a few hours to spare, go to the lowest priority employers first so that you can “warm-up” and test-out your elevator pitch with them. If you have limited time, go to the high priority employers since lines tend to get long at career fairs.

Before going to the iSchool Career Fair, attend a few other fairs at UW that are occurring earlier in the quarter. This will help you get an idea for the flow, look, and feeling of a career fair as well as a time to practice networking and using your elevator pitch.

If you need help developing that plan, attend the “Navigating a Career Fair” Workshop on January 26, 12:30 pm in HUB 337.

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