In the current world of social distancing, online classes, and working from home, more and more career centers are looking into hosting a virtual career fair for the first time. For those of you that are used to hosting in-person fairs, there are lots of questions and unknowns that might be holding you back from committing to a virtual event. We’re here to help try to answer some of those questions.
Contingency plan… this seems to be the primary thought for our customers as they contemplate career fairs in the time of COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus). In the near term, with lockdowns spreading across the world, a career fair is unthinkable. But in the months ahead there is great uncertainty as to when things will get back to normal. Fair organizers are faced with the unenviable task of planning in-person fairs for the Fall while also contemplating the possibility of a resurgence of the virus and continued travel bans. Many are turning to virtual career fairs as their best alternative.
Many Career Fair Plus customers have found our flexibility and customization to be invaluable and we wanted to share one of the ways that we let schools have it their way. Every school and organization is different with students that have unique needs. Career Services Offices often want to convey information that's specific to their fairs and relevant to their students which can be difficult in a "one size fits all" platform. Enter Career Fair Plus and supplemental imports! All of our customers that also use Handshake, know that we can use Direct Connect to pull in relevant fair data. What only a few also know is that we can import supplemental data that schools collect through survey questions as a part of employer registration. Handshake allows CSOs to collect custom data, but does not provide a way to easily share that data with students. Career Fair Plus makes it easy to setup custom fields and filters for many types of data. Four of the most common examples and why they are important are below.
With any software purchase, cost is always a concern and Career Fair Plus is no different. We understand that Career Services Offices (CSOs) and other fair organizers don’t have unlimited budget. We start by pricing our service fairly and we strive to provide a tremendous amount of value. At the same time, we have built our costs and features in a way that allows many of our customers to see zero cost for using Career Fair Plus. Below are some ideas that may help you.