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NDSU Offers Career Fair at Fargodome

Hunting for a summer internship? Tired of job search for a full-time opportunity? At­tend NDSU’s career fair!

In the forthcoming weeks, a two-day ca­reer fair will be held in Fargodome for an ar­ray of disciplines including engineering and design, agriculture, business management, liberal arts, science and technology.

Career fairs provide great opportunity for students to meet various employers at the same time. Indeed, it is a unique event that allows the job seekers to develop networks with employers and discuss job openings, usually within a day.

Hundreds of companies from different sectors come to examine candidates, who could be potential employees in the future. Basically, they try to screen out those who might stand well in this competitive job en­vironment.

So, in order to have a prosperous career ahead, plan for a successful career fair.

Research your career fields

The initial step is searching job titles and the careful consideration of the job descrip­tions. Make a desired plan for your own re­quirements, areas of interest, salary ranges and benefits.

Research companies attending career expo

Check for the list of companies attend­ing the expo on the Career Center website. View each employer’s website. Make a list of companies with the important informa­tion you discover about them. This helps when you converse with the employers as it reflects your knowledge of the position and the company.

Update important documents

Prepare portfolio and update your re­sume. Draft cover letters and any other thank-you letters in advance. Keep several copies of these documents according to the position and the company.

Wear appropriate clothes

Keep a check on your professional clothes and dressing style before going to career fair. This is one of the important cri­teria that employers observe, and it creates a first impression. It is always better to be overdressed than undressed.

Be prepared for an interview

Always prepare yourself for a basic set of questions an employer might ask. It is al­ways good to create one-minute speech to deliver to an employer when you greet them at the career fair, and do not be afraid to ask them questions.

Follow-up your applications

After meeting with the employers, al­ways follow-up to check your application status. Follow up through emails or call the hiring managers or recruiters to show your interest in the job position.

These set of guidelines help students to get ready for the career fairs.

Corey McKinzie, a senior majoring in civil engineering, is all set to attend the ca­reer fair. He intends to find an internship for summer and believes that this would be the right time to explore and develop networking connections with the employers for current and future job openings.

So, gear up now because a small invest­ment of time and effort in preparing for a career fair might turn into an opportunity you wouldn’t have otherwise or which you always have strived for.

Day 1 – Agriculture, Business & Liberal Arts

1 – 4 p.m. Tues., Feb. 25 FARGODOME

Day 2 – Engineering, Design, Science & Technology

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Wed., Feb. 26 FARGODOME

 

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