Last Minute Tips for Career Fair Prep

The semester is winding down and so are the career fairs. It is not too late to take advantage of this great opportunity to have employers come to campus to meet with you to discuss internships and full-time positions. If you are just now finding out about the upcoming All Majors Career Expo or have just been too busy to adequately prepare, this is for you.

Top 5 things you can do today to be ready for the upcoming Career Expo: 

 5. Review the list of employers

Take a look at who will be attending to the Career Expo and do a little research on the employers of particular interest. There will be employers looking to hire from all majors on campus, so there is something for everyone. The Career Fair + app is a great resource to have this information at your fingertips and allows you to filter by major and type of positions, among other things, as well as providing tips for navigating the event and a floor plan to map your route.

4. Dust off that resume

If you have not looked at your resume in a while, now is the time to dust it off and get it looked over before the event. Update your document using these resources and stop by the Career Center during walk-in hours to have your resume reviewed before printing copies for the employers. Resumes should be printed on resume paper which may be found at the bookstore, office supply stores, or even Walmart.

3. Dress to impress

Business professional attire is required for this event so "Suit Up." Wrinkled, tight, or unprofessional clothing will not present the best first impression so choose wisely.

2. Practice your introduction

You will be introducing yourself to employers throughout the event and it is helpful to have something prepared more than just your name. Consider creating a 30 second commercial or introduction about yourself to give a full picture of who you are and why the employer should be interested.


1. Arrive early

Speaking with company representatives at the beginning of the expo when you and they are still fresh and energized will work in your favor. Avoid long lines or possibly missing the chance to speak with a company of interest by getting to the event as close to 3:00 as possible.

There is no need to register for the Career Expo, you will check in when you arrive. Upon check in, you will have a name tag printed which will include your major. The Career Center staff will be available to answer your questions or give you last minute tips if needed. Now take a deep breath and good luck. 

By Addye Buckley-Burnell
Assistant Director of Career Development
Auburn University Career Center

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