Career: ECF Tip #10: Ask Questions


After you’ve done your research on the employers, create a list of questions to ask.  Some general ones you might consider are:

  • What particular skills/qualifications does (organization’s name) look for in prospective employees/interns?
  • What is your organizations hiring process?
  • What has been your experience at (organization’s name)?

Show that you’ve done your research and ask questions about what you’ve learned

  • I read about xyz on your website. Can you tell me more about that initiative?


Do NOT ask questions that can be easily answered by looking at the employer’s website. Also, don’t ask questions about salary and benefits. A career fair is not an appropriate place for those questions.

Career: ECF Tip #9: Do your research


One of the worst things you can do is ask a recruiter “What does your company do?” You’ve just wasted your time and probably lost the recruiter’s interest. Before you go to the fair, research the employers that will be there. If you are knowledgeable about the company, you can have a deeper conversation with the recruiter AND impress them with your interest the research you’ve done.

The iSchool is sponsoring an Employer Research Session, February 2, 4-6 pm, MGH 066. Bring your laptops and enjoy some pizza while you search for information on the employers attending the career fair.

A list of the employers scheduled to be at fair can be found here.