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2016 Employer Connections Fair

Save the Date for our 2016 fair below!
Date: September 20 & 21, 2016
Time: Noon-4pm Place: Alumni Hall & Top of the Hop

Our Employer Connections Fair is a two-day event held each year during the first full week of fall term. Last year, 134 employers hosted booths, representing government agencies, non-profit organizations, and companies from a variety of industries.

The fair is open to ALL STUDENTS from Dartmouth College undergraduate, Thayer School of Engineering, Graduate Arts & Sciences and Tuck School of Business.

This is NOT a resume collection event; it is a chance for students to explore a variety of career fields and gather information. Employer reps come to the fair to discuss their career fields, internship and entry-level opportunities, work environments, locations, application deadlines, etc. Take advantage of this valuable networking opportunity!

Employer Fair Directory

Our 2015 fair featured 134 employers. Organizations ranged from nonprofit, education, and environment to startup, communications, health, and consulting.

Click here for the 2015 Employer Fair Directory (PDF)

Fair Preparation and Tips

Before the Fair: Do your Homework

  • Choose target employers. Browse the fair directory in advance and highlight “must see” employers.
  • Be knowledgeable about your target employers. Review their websites and position descriptions.
  • Have questions. Draft 2-3 questions based on your research that you can ask employer representatives.
  • Know your strengths and interests. Be prepared to talk about yourself and what you feel well-suited for.

At the Fair: Be Engaged and Engaging

  • Do not bring your resume. Explore now, apply later!
  • Make a good impression. Wear business casual attire. Smile, use direct eye contact, offer a firm handshake and show enthusiasm.
  • Strike up a conversation. Introduce yourself and start asking questions. Don’t wait for the employer to start talking.
  • Collect business cards. Get contact information for the representatives you speak with at each booth.
  • Remember what you talked about. Take notes on how and when to apply for jobs or internships.
  • Follow up. Within 48 hours of the fair, email additional questions to employers and thank them for their time at the fair.

Last Updated: 1/12/16