This upcoming Wednesday (February 19), the career fair for NIU will be held at the NIU Convocation Center from 10 AM - 3 PM. The career fair is FREE for NIU students and $5 dollars for NIU alumni. The career fair offers many benefits to students of all ages. It’s an efficient and economical way to make contacts, learn more about specific careers, and a chance to talk to potential employers instead of submitting it online. Consider it a one-stop shop for finding a job and networking.
If you’re going to the career fair, make sure you have several copies of your resume handy. It’s important to make a good first impression, so dress professionally! Keep in mind, you have potential to meet several people and will probably be talking a lot. Carry a small bottle of water and have breathe mints handy.
Make sure you practice what you are going to say. Practice a good handshake and make sure you match the eye contact of the person you’re talking to. Interviews at career fairs are often times more informational, this will give you a chance to hold a professional conversation and gain information about each company.
The career fair is quickly approaching, don’t miss this opportunity to catch your dream job! Start preparing today!