1. Explore broadly
There will be over 200 employers at the fair, so if you’re not sure what you want to do yet, it is a great opportunity to talk with a broad range of recruiters from different industries.
2. Build relationships with recruiters and alumni
3. Practice your thirty-second elevator pitch
This is your chance to perfect your pitch, which should be a brief introduction of yourself that shows employers the goals and skills that make you a good candidate for their company. At the fair, try introducing yourself to some companies you are less interested in and work up to talking to recruiters from your dream companies. By the time you are talking to your dream firms, you will have had plenty of practice.
4. You won’t get this opportunity again
There are over 200 employers attending the Career Fair for the sole purpose of talking to YOU, just because you go to Notre Dame. You won’t have access to recruiters like this once you graduate, so take advantage of it now!
5. Learn about a huge arena of opportunities that exist
6. Get an interview
7. Find out about the experience and skills you can build to be a competitive candidate next year
If you don’t find anything this year, that’s perfectly fine - this is a good time to figure out how to make yourself a better candidate for employers next year.
8. Ask about opportunities that might not be posted
9. Build your brand
The fair is a good time to make a reputation for yourself - talk to recruiters, share what you’re passionate about, build your network, and lay the foundation for your future.
10. Practice a professional appearance