Organized by AUC’s
office of career advising and placement services, the employment
fair gives you the opportunity to meet with more than 300
representatives of 91 companies and explore around 1800 job
vacancies. Participating company representatives will discuss
career opportunities with you and provide you with relevant
information about their organizations. To make the best out
of the event, follow the tips/suggestions listed below:
- Review the Fair’s booklet
and plan a strategy: The Employment Fair booklet
includes (i) the list of companies represented; (ii) list
of companies and the corresponding employment opportunities
by occupation; and (iii) corporate profile and job openings
for each company. Decide on the companies to which you
wish to apply and identify their relevant locations on
campus on the day of the fair (maps will be distributed
at the fair gates). Browse in advance through the job
descriptions of positions in which you are interested.
Plan to come early enough to meet with all the companies
you are interested in.
- Research: If you
are really interested in a company and want to be a step
ahead of other candidates, research relevant corporate
information in annual reports, brochures, business magazines,
through the internet, or contacts in these companies.
If you do your homework, you can have a more productive
conversation at the Fair about the company, its products
and its future.
- Resume: Prepare a
well-written resume that has an objective statement or
a profile stating your career aspirations. It is recommended
that you bring at least 20-30 resumes to the Employment
Fair depending on the number of companies to which you
are applying. Make sure to use a resume tracking list
to note down the companies to which you have submitted
your resume; this will contribute to an efficient follow-up
- One-minute commercial: Prepare
a one-minute commercial about yourself that will briefly,
but enthusiastically, show your strengths, skills, experience
- Dress for success: Dress
for the Employment Fair in a semi-formal manner (no jeans).
A business casual attire (wear pants and button-down shirts
for male, and dress, skirt/slacks & blouse for female).
Do not forget that your appearance will be evaluated by
an employer, and employers are sure to remember the applicants
who present themselves in a professional manner.
- Ask questions: This
is where your homework comes into play. Ask intelligent
questions about the company. Use the Employment Fair to
learn about your target career opportunities. Make sure
to ask for as much information about the company as you
can (brochures/informative material)
- Business cards: Make
sure to ask for a business card from each representative
with whom you meet during the course of the Fair. If you
have personal business cards, exchange them with the representative.
A business card will be your reference while sending thank-you
and follow-up letters.
- Take notes: Before
leaving each booth, take notes of any conversation and
possible job opportunities with the company. If the representative
calls you later, these notes can be your reference.
- Thank-you notes:
Always send a follow-up letter to each representative
with whom you have spoken during the Fair. You may wish
to enclose another copy of your resume.
Prepared to take full advantage of the Employment Fair.