What is the fair?

The fair is an event for students and alumni. You will have the opportunity to meet with 50 companies in one place and in a single afternoon. We are really excited that so many companies are interested in coming to campus and recruiting students and alumni for jobs and internships. This is an amazing opportunity that you don’t want to miss.

Do I have to register to attend?

No. Just show up to the fair. Be sure to be dressed professionally and have plenty of copies of your resume to leave with employers. (We suggest at least 20 hard copies of your resume.)

What do I do once I get to the fair?

Each of the 50 companies will have a table set up. Walk around, take a look, and meet with companies who interest you. Representatives are expecting for you to approach them and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy—you may make an important contact! Be sure to leave a copy of your resume with companies with which you would like to be considered for a position.

Should I bring my portfolio?

If you are interested in design or communication-related positions (Environmental Design,Graphic Design, Illustration, Animation, Video, Interaction Design and Art, Photography), then you will want to bring a copy of your portfolio to show to potential employers. You may bring a small physical portfolio of work to show, or bring your laptop to show your work. If you bring your laptop, be sure that it is fully charged. Some other fields also like to see a portfolio—conservation and restoration companies for example. Need some help with your portfolio? Stop by Joseph Meyerhoff Center for Career Development in Gateway 200 to get some feedback.

What if I don’t need a job?

Good. You either have a job or you are still in school. Coming to an event like this is a great way to make connections that could be really useful in the future. Talking with employers is great practice, and you shouldn’t pass up the opportunity to meet professionals in your field.

If you are still a student, then you will definitely want to meet employers for internship opportunities. That is the best way to ensure you have the professional experience necessary to get a job after you graduate. Many companies hire interns for jobs once they graduate.


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