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Before the Job Fair

Follow these guidelines when preparing to attend a job fair.

  • Research the list of employers who will be coming to the Job Fair: The list may change frequently a few days prior to the fair.
  • Make a list of questions to ask each employer.
  • Bring a professional looking pen, note pad, portfolio, etc.
  • Dress appropriately for the positions you seek. (It is not unusual for employers to interview candidates "on the spot")
  • Bring more resumes than you expect to use. (Perhaps five more than the number of employers)
  • Prepare and practice your introduction
    • Be specific. Begin by stating your name, institution (Indiana University Southeast), major and tentative graduation date.
    • Ask the employer about his or her available positions.
    • Briefly indicate how your work experience and special skills relate to the positions the employer has available.

During the Job Fair

Follow these guidelines during a job fair:

  • Expect large numbers of people at the job fair.
  • Expect the surroundings to be noisy and cluttered.
  • Have a firm handshake and speak clearly and distinctly.
  • Introduce yourself. Be open, honest, enthusiastic, and assertive.
  • Be prepared to answer questions about your skills and knowledge.
  • Don't initiate talk about salary or fringe benefits. (Save that for a later conversation)
  • Request a business card, or write down the person's name, address and telephone number.

After the Job Fair

Follow these guidelines after a job fair:

  • Take time to follow up.
  • Send a typed thank you letter to the employer, using the business card information. (This letter should be sent within 48 hours of the job fair)

Career Development Center Events

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 4

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 4

July 12th, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

July 12th, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

July 20th, 2022

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 5

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 5

July 20th, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Skate Night

Skate Night

July 21st, 2022

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 6

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 6

July 28th, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

July 28th, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 7

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 7

August 2nd, 2022

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

August 2nd, 2022

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

Music Admission & Scholarship Auditions

Music Admission & Scholarship Auditions

August 6th, 2022

All day event

Green Dot Training for New Students

Green Dot Training for New Students

August 10th, 2022

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 8

Summer New Student Orientation: Session 8

August 10th, 2022

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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