Summer Job Fair

2017-summerjobfair

SAVE THE DATE!

37th Annual Summer Job Fair
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m.  
Lenhart Grand Ballroom, BTSU

  • Meet with employers who are eager to hire BGSU students for part-time and seasonal jobs.
  • Bring copies of your resume.
  • Business casual attire recommended.
  • Be prepared to show your BGSU ID at the door.
  • For an up-to-date list of organizations and complete job descriptions, visit WorkNet and search for “2018 Summer Job Fair Opportunities.”

Five Things to Take Away From Job Fairs

1. Business cards from the recruiters you’ve met. Remember to send thank you letters or emails to individual recruiters to express your interest in the organization.

2. Notes about contacts you’ve made. Writing notes on the back of a business card will help you remember specific details about a conversation with the recruiter. Also, jot down the names of people who did not have business cards. Take a few minutes after you leave each table to write these notes.

3. Information about the types of positions and training programs available at various organizations. Most recruiters will have information for you to collect, including company brochures, job descriptions, etc. Make sure you demonstrate interest in the organization rather than the “give-aways” they have at their tables.

4. A better sense of your job options. If you have used your time effectively, you will have met with many recruiters whose organizations employ people with your skills and interests. Think about their hiring needs and requirements and evaluate whether your qualifications and background are a good match.

5. Increased confidence. A job fair gives you an opportunity to practice interacting with recruiters and managers in a more relaxed environment than that of a formal interview. Use this experience to practice talking about your career interests and goals, academic and personal accomplishments, and relevant work experiences.

Make the most of your time spent at job fairs. Check out different employers, jobs and career paths. Seize the opportunity to connect and network with potential employers who may offer you a job.