Career Fair Tips

6 Steps to Prepare for the Virtual Career Fair

  1. Fully Complete Your Handshake Profile
    • Include your GPA and Graduation Date and make your profile public.
    • You will not see all of the available employer slots if your profile has missing information.
  2. Register for the event and sign-up for slots ahead of time
    • You cannot skip this step if you want to talk to employers
  3. Get Familiar with the Handshake Virtual Career Fair Platform
    • Learn about where to go for help during the event.
    • Take a look at this step by step guide from Handshake to understand the virtual career fair platform and process.
  4. Have Your Resume Ready
    • Upload a recent copy of your resume to Handshake.
    • Have a digital copy open while talking to employers.
  5. Prepare for the conversation with the employer as if it was a mini-interview.
    • Research the employer before having a conversation.
    • Have your elevator pitch ready to introduce yourself and talk about your skills and expeeriences.
    • Prepare questions to learn more about the employer.
  6. Follow Up with Recruiters
    • Ask the recruiter for their contact information
    • write down their first and last name to find them on LinkedIn

Helpful Resources


 Guide to Find Employers Attending the Career Fair


Check out the guide

 Resume, CV, and Cover Letter Samples



 Elevator Pitch Guide


Read more

 Prepare for the Career Fair Workshop


 Watch Video from Previous Years

 Build Your Network


Checkout Networking Guide

 Find Your Way to Your Dream Job/Intern!


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Many Thanks to all EXPO committee members and volunteers at the Grainger Engineering Career Fairs!