You’ve had it marked on the calendar for months now. The day is quickly creeping up and suddenly you’re faced with stress, nervousness, and probably a lot of questions. Before the big day gets any closer, it’s time to start preparing to attend a career fair.
As a parent of a college student, you may feel like time is running out on the involvement in your child’s life. They’ve made it through high school, and they’re on the cusp of completing their college career - and then they’re gone. At this stage in their life, you as a parent may be worried about losing them to the real world. Don’t worry. This is totally normal. If this could mean the start of your empty nest, you may feel like you need to be involved in as many moments as possible, including their job search.
Student clubs and organizations are often-overlooked resources for marketing events. Most college campuses have hundreds of these organizations that often attract the brightest and most ambitious students at a university. Involving student clubs is a highly-effective and inexpensive way to promote a college career fair.
Every college career fair offers numerous opportunities for students to collect information about employers and the job market, submit applications and resumes, and seek advice from the recruiters from companies looking for students to fill vacancies. All this is available, but how do you make the most of the event?
There are many things to do when getting ready for your first career fair. Don't forget to plan your wardrobe while you are perfecting your resume and practicing your interview responses. Your clothes play a major role in creating a positive first impression. You may need to wash, borrow, or buy items, so give yourself plenty of time before the day of the fair.