Job Fair Preparation Timeline
Soon the countdown will begin
It is never too early to prepare. Click the links below for advice on how to prepare for either the fall or spring IU South Bend Career and Internship Fair.
Fair Tip of the Week: Things to do After the Fair
- THANK YOU’S: Send thank you emails in a timely manner. In your message, be sure to remind the recruiter that you met at the IU South Bend Career and Internship Fair. Also, mention how much you appreciated the time the recruiter took to visit with you and to answer your questions. Lastly, quickly reiterate a few of your qualifications and your interest in working for their company. Be sure to include a copy of your résumé, if the recruiter requested one via email.
- OTHER FOLLOW-UP OR FOLLOW-THROUGH: If a recruiter asked you to complete an online application, send transcripts (or other materials) or to contact them, be sure to do so in a timely manner (less than 48 business hours after the fair). Failure to follow-through will most likely eliminate you from the potential candidate pool.
Finally, some helpful WORDS OF ADVICE: A career and internship fair is really a 'networking event'. Employers are there to meet people, accept résumés, and end the day with good applicants to contact about follow-up interviews. It's true that job interviews have happened at job fairs, but it is very rare. Even more rarely are job offers made at a fair. Your primary goal should be to make a great first impression, meet some good contacts, learn everything you can about the opportunities available to you through the fair, and follow-up as requested. GOOD LUCK IN YOUR JOB SEARCH!!
Fair Tip of the Week: Develop an Action Plan for the Fair
Fair Tip of the Week: The 60-Second Commercial
Fair Tip of the Week: Dress and Act The Part
Fair Tip of the Week: Research Companies and Organizations
Fair Tip of the Week: Create a Winning Résumé
If you have any questions, please contact our office. Looking forward to seeing you at the Fair!