Know Before You Go

Preparation Events

Our Pre-Fair Workshop Series will help you get ready for the upcoming virtual career fairs. Each week will include a workshop, drop-in hours, and other resources for you to prepare.

Students who attend each of the four weekly workshops leading up to the virtual career fair will be invited to attend a special Virtual Employer Meet-Up session on the morning of the virtual career fair. For additional details about this exclusive opportunity, please click here.

Week One: Investigation
Week Two: Technology
Week Three: Impact
Week Four: Take-Off

 

Week One: Investigation

What are your goals for this semester? Are you searching for an internship or looking for a full-time position? Exploring ways to develop your skills? This week's activities will help you investigate your goals and ways to achieve them.

Workshop Recording

Watch the recording: Click here to access the recording on YouTube.


Expand the "Worksheets and Handouts" section below for the items that were shared during the session.

Worksheets and Handouts

Week Two: Technology

Registration for the virtual career fairs is now open! This is the week to make sure your Handshake and LinkedIn profiles and any professional websites or ePortfolios are updated. Review your goals for the semester that you outlined last week, and check the list of attending employers in Handshake to determine which organizations can help you achieve those goals.

Workshop Recording

Watch the recording: Click here to access the recording on YouTube.

Expand the "Worksheets and Handouts" section below for the items that were shared during the session.

Worksheets and Handouts

Workshop Slides [PDF]

Handshake Profile Checklist [PDF]

LinkedIn Profile - Tips and Tricks [External Site: LinkedIn Learning]

LinkedIn Profile - Create a Standout Headline [External Site: LinkedIn Learning]

Week Three: Impact

Putting your best foot forward during a virtual career fair is just as important as during an in-person one. From a concise and powerful introduction to the detailed notes you need to take during your sessions, this week's activities will help you make a lasting impression on the recruiters you speak with.

Workshop Recording

Watch the recording: Click here to access the recording on YouTube.

Expand the "Worksheets and Handouts" section below for the items that were shared during the session.

Worksheets and Handouts

Week Four: Take-Off

Our activities this week will help you understand how the virtual career fair will work, walk you through your own technology check-up, and get all the tips and tricks you'll need to succeed during this week's virtual career fair!

Drop-In Hours  -  Pre-Fair Assistance

Our staff will be available on Wednesday and Thursday this week to help you with:

  • Updating your resume
  • Researching employers
  • Navigating the Virtual Career Fair in Handshake

Wednesday, April 7  -  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Click here to register for a one-on-one help session in Handshake.

Thursday, April 8  -  3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Click here to register for a one-on-one help session in Handshake.

Workshop Recording

Watch the recording. Click here to access the recording on YouTube.

Expand the "Worksheets and Handouts" section below for the items that were shared during the session.

Worksheets and Handouts

Workshop Slides [PDF]

Career Fair Final Checklist [PDF]

Employer List - March 12 [PDF]
Includes breakdowns by hiring initiatives and targeted colleges.

Employer List - April 9 [PDF]
Includes breakdowns by hiring initiatives and targeted colleges.

Virtual Career Fair: Friday, April 9

When: Friday, April 19, 2021 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Where: Online in Handshake, using the virtual career fair platform
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Who: All USF students and alumni from across all campuses and majors.
Why: You're searching for a full-time, part-time, internship, Co-op, or seasonal position!

Register: Free for students and alumni. Register starting on Monday, March 22.