The University of Connecticut will host over 100 employers and a free LinkedIn photo booth at its spring Career Fair tomorrow.
The fair will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. in Gampel Pavilion. The first 1000 students to attend will receive a free tote bag, according to the Center for Career Development (CCD) website.
“The CCD hosts career fairs to provide UConn students with the opportunity to engage with 100+ employers face-to-face and learn about the large array of full-time, internship and co-op opportunities available to students from all majors,” Marisa Tatiwong, CCD Corporate Partner Relations Coordinator, said.
Some of the companies that will be in attendance include Travelers, PepsiCo, Walgreens and The Hartford. Tatiwong said the CCD hopes students research the full list of companies that will be in attendance before the fair by using a list they created.
“Many students who prepare ahead of time and are proactive in reaching out the employers at the fair are offered interviews for full-time, internship and co-op positions and some students are eventually offered a position,” Tatiwong said. “(Preparing ahead of time) helps students sound well-prepared and genuinely interested when speaking with the employer.”
Tatiwong said students who are just beginning to explore future careers can gain experience in networking and engaging with employers by attending.
“We welcome all students to attend, not only those looking for jobs or internships, but those looking to network and practice talking to employers,” Tatiwong said.
Tatiwong said students are encouraged to visit the Center for Career Development for a resume critique to ensure their resume looks professional, is up-to-date and doesn’t have grammatical mistakes. Students should dress professionally and have an elevator speech about why they are a great candidate, she said.
“Match this with a strong handshake and a copy of your resume and students are set for success,” Tatiwong said.
Gabriella DeBenedictis is a staff writer for The Daily Campus. She can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.