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Explore, Discover, Practice, and Connect

No matter the class year, or job/internship search phase…The Fall Career Fair is for you!

Here are a few reasons why you should attend:

1)      Explore…what companies and industries recruit at Wake Forest University.  Log into or register with DeaconSource to read the list of companies attending the career fair.  Select specific companies of interest.  Seek information on a few different companies/industries.  Go with an open mind.  You may find an unexpected fit with a company not on your radar.

2)      Discover…what types of interns or job candidates they seek, and the skills they want interns and graduates to have as a competitive candidate.  Ask about the types of majors they seek…you may be surprised to find many employers hire all majors.  Gather information on internship and job opportunities.  Attend information sessions to gather additional information on the company such as company culture.  

3)      Practice…speaking with employers.  Deliver your elevator pitch…what do you have to offer the company and why should they hire you.

4)      Connect…with employers.  This is your opportunity to network with employers wanting to hire Wake Forest students.  You never know…you may meet an employer, make an impression, and open a door to an opportunity.  Many recruiters are Wake Forest alums, so it is a safe environment to connect with an employer.  You already share one common interest…being a Demon Deacon.

You may be asking…How do I prepare for the career fair?  What do I wear?  What do I say?

These are a few common questions all students have about preparing for the career fair.

The Professional Confessional launches its second series – Career Fair Series.   The career fair series will provide tips and advice from experts in the Office of Personal and Career Development for success before, during, and after the career fair.  Be prepared – follow the blog to get your questions answered and make the most of the career fair.

Explore, Discover, Practice, and Connect at the Fall Career Fair on Wednesday, September 18th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm in Benson 401.    

Category: Professional Development

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