Job, Internship and Networking Oh My!

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The Job, Internship and Networking Fair, which is hosted annually by Career and Post-Graduate Development, is approaching.  “This year, the fair will take place virtually through Handshake,” said Sam Harvey, Assistant Director for Employer Relations. “With over forty employers scheduled to attend and more registering daily, the fair is a great opportunity for students to learn about different jobs and internships and to practice networking.” The fair is Wednesday, February 23rd from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

All students are welcome to attend the fair to chat with employers and get information about their job and internship opportunities. “Students of all majors and class years are encouraged to attend the fair,” Harvey stated. “It is a great opportunity no matter what stage students are at.”

Signing up for the Job, Internship and Networking Fair is simple and quick. Students should first head to Handshake to sign up for the fair and registration for the Job, Internship and Networking Fair can be found under the “Ursinus College Career Center” tab on the home page. Students can then schedule sessions with any employers of interest. Each employer has provided information about their jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities, all of which can be found on Handshake. Students also have the option to attend group sessions or individual sessions. “Once they register for the event, students can then pre-schedule 30-minute group sessions or 10-minute 1:1 sessions with employers.” Students should be sure to register for sessions well in advance to ensure that they are granted spots in the sessions they want to attend. “Sessions are first-come, first-serve, so we encourage students to sign up as soon as possible,” added Harvey. 

Preparation for the Job, Internship, and Networking Fair is the key to successful conversations with employers. There are several ways that students can get ready for the fair. “Students can prepare for the fair by updating their Handshake profile, researching the attending employers, brainstorming questions to ask organizations, and preparing talking points.” Career and Post-Graduate Development is ready to help students prepare to meet with employers and learn more about job and internship opportunities. “CPD is offering designated walk-in sessions (10-minute sessions, no appointment necessary) on February 16th and 21stfrom 9:00am-3:00pm and a Career Fair Preparation Workshop on February 16th from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Additionally, students can schedule an appointment with a career advisor to discuss career fair best practices, interviewing and networking tips, resume reviews, and more.” 

If students cannot make it to the walk-in sessions or workshop, Career and Post-Graduate Development also has resources on their webpage that can help with preparation for the fair. In addition, CPD is here to help if you need a quiet space to attend the virtual fair. “We have rooms reserved throughout campus during the time of the fair for students to use,” Harvey concluded. Be sure to get in touch with CPD if you would like any assistance when preparing for the Job, Internship and Networking Fair, and good luck, Bears!