Importance Of A Career Fair

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The University of Kansas each year hosts a career fair, at these career fairs companies from around the country come in hopes of recruiting some of the Universities best and brightest students to come work for their company. On the other hand, there are the hundreds of hopeful college students that have been tweaking their resumes and are dressed in their finest clothes in hope that they will be selected for a leadership program, internship, or even a full-time job. The career fair can be stressful for some, while for others it can open doors and experiences that were previously unknown. Personally, I find the career fair to be an excellent experience, because it gives you the opportunity to practice communicating with recruiters from companies …show more content…
At first, I was hesitant to approach their booth because they had a line of people that were waiting to talk to the recruiters. However, I decided to take the chance anyway and join the line. The conversation started slow after I presented my elevator speech, however once we started discussing the growth of their company and potential job placement, our conversation was very informative and engaging. They are currently expanding into 3 new cities and are increasing their number of employees by 500 over the next 2 years. In addition to that, they do international business, which would give me the opportunity to live and work in foreign countries after I …show more content…
I found that compared to past years, I did a much better job of being prepared to have an engaging conversation with a recruiter. I did this by preparing days in advance, by updating my resume, by making sure I had the appropriate attire, and by practicing my elevator speech. The results of my preparation left me with multiple offers to participate in summer leadership programs as well as a couple invitations to apply for internships for this upcoming summer. One of the most important things that I took away from my experience at the career fair was that being prepared trumps all and makes the even much more

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