Career Fair Prep

Fall 2022 Career Fair

Use these expert tips to get the most out of our Spring recruiting activities, starting January 31

Before Career Fair

Download the Career Fair Plus app on Google Play or the App Store

During Career Fair

  • Prioritize the companies you want to visit and schedule appointments with recruiters.
  • While you're waiting in a virtual room, study your notes and questions for the company.
  • Greet employers with a smile, and your personal introduction.
  • When talking to a company rep highlight key points on your resume.
  • Ask the representative for their contact information*.
  • Thank the recruiter for their time.
  • After your session, make notes about your conversation for a follow-up after the fair.

* Please note: Career Services does NOT have contact information for recruiters

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Career Fair is over. What’s next?

  • Send a thank you to any recruiters that you met with.
  • Apply to companies that you met with at the Career Fair.
  • Make connections on sites like LinkedIn.
  • Prepare for any follow-up interviews you may get.
  • Clear your voicemail inbox and check your spam folder for recruiters trying to contact you.
  • Don’t give up on the job search! Plenty of companies are hiring on sites like LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Indeed, Handshake, etc.
  • Attend our events! We have plenty of events that will help you with the job search after Career Fair.
  • Make an appointment with a Career Services coach or advisor for assistance with offer negotiations, follow-up emails and continuing your job search.

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"I remember my first year at Michigan Tech. I was debating if I wanted to go to the career fair. I decided to go and because of it, I have a large network of industry professionals.

Go to Industry Days, go to Career Fair, get to as many events as possible. By going to these events, you will meet recruiters that will get to know you by name." 

— Matthew Rudy '17  


If you need additional help preparing for Career Fair, please contact Career Services or schedule an appointment.

Fall 2022 Career Fair

2022 Fall Career Services Events:

Fall Career Fair will be held in person on Wednesday, September 21 from 2—7 p.m. in the Student Development Complex.

Before you go up to the Career Fair, make sure that you review the Career Fair Prep page! There is so much good information that will set you up for success. If nothing else, be sure that you download the Career Fair Plus app to begin looking at companies that may be of interest to you - you can even sort by major!

Additionally, CareerFEST Days will return for in-person recruitment opportunities throughout on the following days from 11 a.m.—2 p.m. outside, under tents on the following days leading up to Career Fair:
September 6
September 8—featuring Fox Cities region of Wisconsin
September 13
September 15
September 19
—featuring Career Services' Corporate Partners

Registration is now open for all of these events through Handshake.