Over 700 students (including multiple athletic teams who took advantage of the opportunity to attend during practice hours in uniform) attended the Spring Career & Internship Fair.
The feedback from employers is that they were thoroughly impressed by the student participation and their preparedness for this event!
The question is, now what do I do?
1. Follow up with any/all employers that interested you. Hopefully you collected some business cards/contact information. Email them a thank you for attending the fair and speaking with you. If you want to stand out, mail them a handwritten thank you note.
- Reiterate your interest in their company/position and what your next steps are (will you be applying online? attending their information session? awaiting job or internship postings on their web page so you can apply? taking a course that will make you better suited for their industry? etc.)
- Keep it short and to the point, use proper greetings and grammar (an informal, poorly written email can ruin that professional image you want to project) and try to refer to the conversation you had with them to help them remember you.
2. Apply to any positions that you learned about and were interested in, and would like to pursue formally.
3. Email the recruiter you met at the fair if you have applied to their open position and let them know that you did so, and that you look forward to a personal interview. Thank them for sharing the information about the company/position with you at the fair as it helped you better understand what type of candidate they were looking for.
4. Save that recruiter’s contact information. You may need it in the future, don’t be afraid to use it!
5. Take advantage of the “What’s Next” workshop series listed in eFriars where you can attend follow up workshops on a variety of career topics such as job & internship searching, networking and more.
Remember that if you didn’t find what you wanted at the fair, we want to meet with you individually to help you find that in other ways. Call 401-865-1290 for an appointment with a Career Advisor.