UW-L Career Services
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Quick Tips for Attending Job Fairs
- Professional attire is always encouraged.
- Greet employers with a smile and a firm handshake. Don’t cruise the fair with a group of friends; make a positive impression by talking with employers on your own.
- Take copies of your updated resume. Some employers may collect them; others will not. Some may ask you questions and make note of your responses on your resume. Some employers will conduct “mini-interviews” at their table, others may conduct more formal interviews at another location at the expo. Be prepared for any of these circumstances.
- A little preparation goes a long way:
- Be ready with a quick (no more than 30 seconds) introduction that you can give employers, including your name, major, career interests and a summary of your relevant experience.
- Prepare a few questions in advance that you can ask about their organization and types of positions available. See the list below for suggestions.
- Prioritize your list of employers to make good use of your time. For UW-L career fairs, a list of registered employers is available on the Career Services home page and will also be available at the event.
- Some employers may leave early to get to their next recruiting event or to get back home. Don't wait until the end of the fair to see the employers you are most interested.
- Ask for a business card from employers. This will make your follow-up with them much easier.
Wondering What to Ask Employers at a Fair? Try These Suggestions
- What are the entry-level positions at your organization?
- What skills/majors are you seeking?
- Does your organization offer internships?
- What personal characteristics are required to succeed in your organization? (Find out what variables can make the difference between being hired and not being hired.)
- Tell me about your career path and why
you like working for this organization.
Some of the fairs listed on these links are open only to the students who attend the sponsoring university. Please be sure to check the attendance policy for any fair prior to attending it. The staff of Career Services cannot guarantee the claims or information presented about these fairs. This is not a comprehensive list.
MN Government & Nonprofit Career Fair
Mon., Oct 28, 10 am - 3 pm, Univ. of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Coffman Union Great Hall
UW-L students can attend this event free of charge, no advance registration required.
January 31 – February 2, 2014
Registration deadline: January 10, 2014
Register by December 2, 2013, and save $40
UNI Teacher Job Fair
Saturday, March 29th , 2014
Mauker Union, Cedar Falls, IA
Southeastern Wisconsin Teacher Recruitment Fair
To Be Announced
Wisconsin Educational Recruitment Fair
Thursday, April 24, 2014, 2:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m.
Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center
2014 Minnesota Education Job Fair
Tuesday , April 8, 2014
This fair is only open to graduates from Minnesota colleges and universities.
However, you can look at the list of employers that will be in attendance and
contact them directly.
Fairs Outside of Wisconsin