Tuesday, September 21st & Wednesday, September 22nd
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, New Employers Each Day
Joe Mack Wilson Student Center, 2nd Floor (Marietta Campus)
Our fair connects many of the nation's top companies with KSU's brightest students and alumni for internship, co-op, full-time, & part-time positions.
Students of all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend. Don't forget that this is a two-day fair, so be sure to look for which day each company will be in attendance, and make plans to attend both days to visit with more companies!
This event is not just for careers in STEM roles. Companies are also recruiting for positions in accounting, management, marketing, communications, new media arts, information systems, finance, and many more related fields. Look through the employer list for more information.
Use the Handshake app to run filters specifically for your situation. You can sort by major, job type, school year, industry, keyword, and much more!
Attendance reserved for KSU students and KSU/SPSU alumni only.
Please Note: Professional dress and student ID are required for entry. Bring plenty of copies of your resume to give to employers!
We look forward to being your host in September!
Click the button below to see this event in Handshake. You can "Join Event" to get
updates and reminders ahead of the fair!
Tips to Prepare for the Job Fair
Research Employers Before the Fair
Once you "Join Event" in Handshake, you can see all organizations attending each of the Job & Internship Fairs. Check back frequently to see new employers, but more importantly...do your research!
Do research inside this app, but do not stop there. Find the organization's website to learn more about the company, mission, and any open positions listed on their website, under "Careers," "Employment," "About Us" or similar sections.
Use other websites to do research as well. Many employers will have a presence on LinkedIn, where you can learn more about them and even explore who is already employed there and the backgrounds and professional experience of those individuals.
Develop your Elevator Speech
WHAT IS AN ELEVATOR SPEECH?
In the context of a Career Fair, it is how you introduce yourself to an employer, demonstrating your interest in the company and/or position.
The catch: your time frame is only 30-60 seconds while you're shaking hands.
NOTE: Always remember a firm handshake for both men & women
How to create a unique elevator speech for each employer:
Hi! I’m (your full name). I’m a/an _______________________ major, graduating in _______.
Next say something interesting about yourself, something that will impress this specific employer.
I just completed an internship with (company name) in the _____________Department. It was amazing…
I have a 3.5 GPA and have always excelled academically.
I am the President of ___________, (describe the organization: purpose, # of students…)
3. Wrap it up by expressing your interest in the employer: I am very interested in working with you because…(insert your research)
4. Finally: May I give you my resume?
Practice, Practice, Practice: know your elevator speech and say it with ease…
NOTE: Do not leave without requesting a business card, so you are able to write a thank you note within 24 hours. Always attach your resume.
Your resume needs to be perfect, with no spelling or grammar mistakes, in reverse chronological order, and with everything aligned.
Please review the Career Guidebook for tips on creating a strategic resume, along with additional resume samples available on our website here (click on the link that matches your college under "Resources for Writing Your Resume and Cover Letter").
NOTE: For employers to view your resume, it must be approved in Handshake and your profile must be set to 'community' or 'employer' visibility.
How to Dress
Present yourself in a professional manner - dressing professionally is one of the keys to making a great first impression!
What to Have with You
- Plenty of copies of your resume
- A pen & extra paper for notes
- Smiles & eye contact to make a great impression
Always ask for the best way to contact or connect when you meet with an employer, so you can write a thank you note within 24 hours incorporating the notes you’ve written after speaking to an employer.
Get Prepared with Upcoming Workshops