Career Fair Tomorrow September 9

By Lindsay Garten

Tomorrow, September 9, 2011, there  will be a career fair from 11:00AM-3:00PM in LeFrak Gymnasium (1st floor of Barnard Hall). In order to attend the fair you must register here. There will be over 100 employers who will be attending the fair, to see the list click here.

If you would like more tips the career center has provided them here.

What is the purpose of the Career Fair?

Purnima Taylor, the Program Director for Employer Relations & Campus Recruitment, states that the purpose of the Career Fair is three-fold: To introduce qualified student applicants with prospective employers, to serve as a networking tool among student candidates and employers, and to serve as an informational opportunity for students to gather information about potential career possibilities.

What are the benefits of attending the Career Fair?
Taylor believes that students benefit from attending the fair because they “become more knowledgeable about career opportunities, strengthen professional networks, and [the fair can help them land an internship or full-time job.” 

What should students do to prepare for the Career Fair?
According to Taylor, students should prepare by doing the following:
  •  Bringing a professional resume, copied on high quality paper
  • Wearing professional business attire
  • Preparing a 30 second professional pitch
  • Review the list of companies attending
  • Researching the companies you’re interested in meeting

Lindsay is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Nine Ways of Knowing. She is a junior at Barnard College.


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