The 2020 pandemic has nudged more and more employers to revamp their hiring strategies. The traditional career fair, generally hosted in a physical space, has now been reinvented as a virtual job fair at scale.
As a leader in higher education, you have seen first-hand how the pandemic has impacted institutional operations and the student experience. Countless hours have been dedicated to adjust strategic plans, shift nearly all classes, and transition student services remote. Now more than ever, students are turning to their trusted school officials for guidance on all things college life. Internships and employment opportunities are on the minds of students during these uncertain times. Continue to help students be proactive and seek the opportunities of their dreams by moving your virtual career fair online. It is critical that you plan accordingly to provide the chance students deserve to help open doors, gain priceless experience, and potentially launch careers.
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Since the pandemic hit, many platforms, including our very own Career Fair Plus, have had to pivot from going with a mobile-first approach to a web-first approach. Now, it seems the whole world has transitioned to the web with Zoom, Google Meet, and a host of other video platforms. To make the transition a little more fun, many people use virtual backgrounds in their meetings as this can help kick off conversations on a light-hearted note.
As the Class of 2020 graduates into an uncertain job market due to the pandemic, many may be stuck looking for employment. For the entrepreneurial outliers, those that may have started running their own business in their dorm room may have lost out on a few months of college life. They were hoping to test their product or service before taking it full time in the real world. Either way, both groups find themselves in a similar situation, looking to connect with seasoned professionals, and grow both personally and with those in the industries they’re interested in. Career fairs can be a great way to not only expand your professional network, but also grow your small business without tons of upfront advertising costs, and while you’re at it, you may find a partner for the long run.