Career Fair

Join us in September for two Career Fairs!

Cyber Career Fair: September 24th | 10am-1pm | Student Center

All Majors Career Fair: September 25th | 12pm-4pm | Rec Center

Prepare for the Fair!

    • Create a Plan:
      • Plan your route through the career fair, taking note of the locations of the companies you want to visit.
      • Allocate time wisely to ensure you can engage with multiple employers.
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      • Research each company’s values, culture, recent news, and job openings.
    • Update Your Resume:
      • Ensure your resume is up-to-date, highlighting relevant skills and experiences.
      • Tailor your resume for specific companies or roles you are interested in.
    • Prepare an Elevator Pitch:
      • Craft a concise and compelling elevator pitch introducing yourself and expressing your career goals. Elevator Pitch Worksheet
      • Practice it so you can confidently and succinctly present yourself to recruiters.
    • Dress Professionally:
      • Choose professional attire that aligns with the industry you are targeting.
      • Ensure your outfit is clean, well-fitted, and appropriate for the occasion.
    • Assemble Necessary Documents:
      • Pack multiple copies of your resume and any other relevant documents.
      • Bring a notepad and pen for jotting down notes.
    • Prepare Questions:
      • Develop thoughtful questions to ask recruiters about the company culture, opportunities, and application process.
      • Avoid asking questions that can be easily answered through online research.
    • Practice Networking:
      • Practice your networking skills with friends or career advisors to build confidence.
      • Be prepared to initiate conversations and express genuine interest.
    • Set Realistic Expectations:
      • Understand that you might not secure a job offer on the spot. The goal is to make connections, gather information, and leave a positive impression.
    • Follow-Up Strategy:
      • Prepare a follow-up strategy, such as sending thank-you emails within 24 hours.
      • Collect business cards or contact information from recruiters for follow-up communication.
    • Get a Good Night’s Sleep:
      • Ensure you are well-rested the night before the career fair to be alert and energetic.


Your Involvement Matters!

Your active participation in engaging with freshmen and sophomores can make a lasting impact on their professional journey. As they progress through their studies, your company will be remembered as one that values early connections and invests in the growth of emerging talent.

Why Engage with Freshmen and Sophomores?

While freshmen and sophomores may not be actively seeking immediate employment, they represent the future workforce. By establishing early connections with these students, your company can lay the foundation for long-term recruitment success. Building relationships with students in the early stages of their academic journey allows your organization to be on their radar when they are ready to explore internship and job opportunities.

Benefits of Engaging Early:

  • Pipeline Building: Forge connections with students who may become valuable assets to your organization in the future.
  • Brand Recognition: Increase your company’s visibility among the student body, creating brand awareness from the outset of their academic journey.
  • Preparation for Future Opportunities: By engaging early, you position your organization as one that invests in the professional growth and development of students, fostering a positive reputation.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Marshall University Career Fair and appreciate your commitment to fostering meaningful connections with students at all stages of their academic journey.

Thank you for your interest in recruiting at Marshall University. We look forward to your participation and hope to continue our successful partnership in the future.

Contact the Office of Career Education

1681 5th Avenue | Huntington, WV 25755

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