Fall Coop + Career Fair

We are so fortunate and proud that our fall Coop + Career Fair will be bigger and better than ever!   Over 200 employers will be on campus on Tuesday, October 3rd to meet with our amazing, talented, brilliant students.  The Coop + Career Fair is so big this year, it’s been expanded to two locations – Watson Auditorium and Tansey Gymnasium. Students will check-in at Watson Auditorium.

In our recent #WITwants2know question, 48% of our respondents indicated they will be attending the Coop + Career Fair.  We asked the Coops + Careers staff for some friendly advice for students to be well prepared….here’s what they had to offer:

  1. Use the Fairs App to research employers and prepare before the fair. Download the app on your mobile advice.
  2. Dress professionally. You can borrow clothes from WITwear (Monday-Thursday 10am-8pm and Friday 10am-5pm), located on the lower level of Evans Way/Tudbury.
  3. Bring lots of copies of your resume and plan to collect business cards for follow up.
  4. Prioritize the employers you want to meet, and start by practicing your pitch with an employer that is not your top priority.
  5. Listen to the conversations happening around you while waiting in line – chances are the employers will be asking you the same types of questions.
  6. Look on both WITworks and the employers website to review any open jobs.

We encourage all students to attend the Coop + Career Fair, even if you’re not actively searching for a position. It’s a great opportunity to network or even just take a look around for when you do begin your search.

Finally, be sure yo utilize your Career + Coop Advisor as a resource. If you make a connection with an employer and are not sure how to follow up with them after the fair, talk with your C+C Advisor.