The #1 Way to Stand-out: How to Prep for a Career Fair

Over 100 employers will attend the Employer Connections Fair on September 19 and 20th from noon to 4 pm. Meet representatives from a range of companies and non-profits coming to campus to scout for talent for internships and full-time jobs.

It takes five minutes of preparation to make a big impression on an organization: Know the employer before you meet with them.

Look up an organization in Google News or through online press releases. Learn enough to start a conversation at the career fair with an icebreaker: “Congrats on being named one of the top companies to work for in Boston, can you tell me what skills you seek for a top entry-level Analyst?”

Do your homework. Stop by Career Services to pick up a copy of the Employer Connections Fair directory; available online on Monday. To get a sense of what to expect at the fair, as well as more tips on how to prepare, check out this video from last year’s event.

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