What is the Job Fair?
It is the most important career related networking event of the Fall semester. Each October, we partner with organizations to provide interested students or alumni an opportunity to interface with employers looking for the best talent WKU has to offer. Employers from businesses, government agencies, and school systems, along with representatives from graduate and professional schools, provide career information and accept resumes.
Who’s looking for what?
Recruiters will be looking for professional, poised students and graduates to fill full and part-time positions, co-op positions, and internships. The job fair is also a great time to explore and discuss career options with recruiters. They may be able to provide you with suggestions about classes to take to make you more marketable upon graduation.
What should I bring?
Bring your WKU ID for event entry, and if you’re job hunting, bring ample copies of your current resume to distribute to recruiters. If you need resume help, contact The Center for Career and Professional Development for assistance or view resume information at our website by clicking here.
How should I dress?
Image isn’t everything, but it’s a lot. Business professional or business casual attire is best. (Business suits, slacks with shirt and tie, pant or skirt outfits, dresses).
Will I get an interview?
Generally, the job fair provides an initial contact with an organization. Formal interviews may be scheduled at a later date.
How do I make the most of a job fair?
Effective preparation and communication are key in ensuring your job fair success. Research the participating companies and schools you are interested in prior to the event. Learn about them, their available positions, and what they are looking for in candidates. If you really want to go beyond the average, prepare a list of questions to ask those specific companies.
What should I do after the job fair?
Follow-up by sending a thank you note a day or two later. Recruiters will meet dozens of people, so make sure they don’t forget you. This is not only polite, but it will let the representative konw you paid attention, are serious about the job, and are the right person.