Do you want to make great first impressions with some of the best companies in your industry? Once a semester, the Career Development Center hosts an internship fair that brings 50+ companies and recruiters to campus. This is a unique and accessible opportunity to learn about many internships and jobs available with employers stationed all over the country. If you’re interested, keep reading to find out how to make the best use of your time before/during the internship fair on October 3rd:
Below, you will find a checklist of what to do before and during the fair.
☑ Sign up for the event on Handshake
RSVP on Handshake: you will get to view what employers are coming to the fair and be able to do research on what they do, their mission/vision, and what opportunities are available. Additionally, it can help you narrow down what employers most interest you so that you can tailor your time and resume. Insider tip: you can even favorite the employers that interest you and reference it by printing it out or using your phone at the fair. RSVP Now!
☑ Update and upgrade your resume
A resume tune-up is needed prior to applying to any job opportunities. Make sure that you are checking for any grammar errors, updating with your most recent experiences, and tailoring your resume to the companies you are most interested in. Insider tip: You can print out copies of your resume to give to employers at the fair! If you schedule an appointment with one of the Career Counselors, you can print your resume at our office and get a resume tune-up!
☑ Prep your career story
Employers want to hear about who you are, what interests/experiences you have, and what opportunities you are seeking. Polish your “30-second pitch” by considering what you will say that will portray confidence, interest, and demonstrates why you’re uniquely qualified for the opportunity being presented.
☑ Use the Fair Career Guides
We have specific Career Guides designed for each major/program of study indicating which companies are interested/open in hiring a student in that industry. In addition, this year we asked employers to provide whether they are seeking graduate or undergraduate students and if they are international student friendly.
- Communication Studies Guide
- Journalism Guide
- Marketing Communications Guide
- Performing Arts
- Visual & Media Arts
- Writing, Literature, & Publishing
At the fair, we will have color-coded balloons designating majors/programs of study! Check out our color guide below:
Best of luck and I hope to see you at the Fair on October 3rd from 12:30PM-3:30PM at the Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker Gym at 150 Boylston Street!