Some good notes to start with MCA’s Career Fair.
Students @ table – setup begin @ noon. Actual Fair will be at 1-3:30 on Friday, April 1.
Welcome the employers as guests in you “office”. Give something away(business cards, resumes). Be mindful of time-cues. There will be photos and evaluations. Make sure to put your names on those beforehand.
Success for Career Fair
Set up at the fair is a good start. Include resume, portfolio, demo reel, research the companies, connections (mention transferrable skills earlier), and practice doing mock interviews.
Make it one page; succinct. No “I’s”. Emphasize what you can do. Use it as a guideline to present yourself. Also talk about yourself.
Pick up to 12 of your best works. Digital is preferred, but website is excellent. Relate work to the working world. Practice presenting your work. Make sure it’s easy to do.
What are you long-term career goals? Short-term? Review your resume. What kind of employment would contribute to your career?
Basics: Slacks or skirt, blouse, clean shoes that are not platforms, athletic shoes, or flip flops. No cleavage, dirty jeans, tshirts, shorts, tight clothes.
Your job: Make connections!
Ho does “what I know how to do” fir with what they do?
Send thank you letter/emails/hand-written notes. One to 2 weeks later, call or email to check in status.