Virtual Job and Internship Fair

ksu job fair

Tuesday, October 5th

11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Online, in Handshake

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.

This event is for companies to recruit for jobs and internships in all majors and industries. Students of all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend.

This fair will be held virtually. If you are resuming in-person networking and job seeking, please consider also attending other fairs:

Employers can host 30-minute Group sessions and 10-minute 1:1 sessions. Log in to Handshake to start signing up now to get your preferred times.

Tips and other recommendations for preparing are included below. Don't forget to download the Handshake App (free download for Apple and Android devices) to RSVP for the fair, receive notifications and reminders, and to see the list of registered employers for the upcoming Job, Co-op, and Internship Fairs! You can favorite Employers you want to visit to make it easier to find them on the day of the event.

Get Hired From Home!

Our Virtual Fair lets you "meet" employers in an easy and convenient place - from the comfort of your computer. So log in between classes, on your lunch break at work, or at home.

There are jobs and internships everywhere and you can work anywhere!

You will be able to sort by visa sponsorship, position types, degree level, majors, and location.

Join the Event on Handshake Here


Tips to Prepare for the Job Fair

    • Download the Handshake app (free download for Apple and Android devices) to see the list of registered employers for the upcoming Job & Internship Fairs.

    • 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 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.
  • How to create a unique elevator speech for each employer:

    1. Hi! I’m (your full name). I’m a/an _______________________ major, graduating in _______.

    2. 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 contact information, 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.

  • Handshake has great advice on what to do before, during, and after the virtual fair. Read more on their website at the link below!

    Attending a Virtual Fair? Here are 10 Tips You Need to Know

  • For additional tips and a walk-thru of the virtual job fair environment, please RSVP to attend one of our virtual fair prep events:

    Virtual Job Fair Prep
    Wednesday, September 29th, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, RSVP in Handshake Here

    Virtual Job Fair Drop-In Advising
    Thursday, September 30th, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM, RSVP in Handshake Here


How does a Virtual Fair work?

Watch the above 2-minute video for information on how to register for a virtual fair and sign up for employer sessions. Download our Virtual Fair Checklist for tips on how to prepare for a virtual fair in the days and weeks prior. Be sure to also test your audio and video ahead of time!