Wed, February 21, 2018
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
C208, Campus Center
Besides refreshments, we will also be giving away door prizes valued at over $400. There are 6 ways to win: (1) register online and check in at the event, (2) drop off a copy of your resume at check-in, (3) complete the event passport (4) complete the event survey, (5) re-post one of @uhwocarers event flyers (like this one) on your IG and tag us, and (6) volunteer.
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Prepare for the Fair Workshops
Docs, Dress, and Delivery
Learn the three Ds of career fairs – tight documents (resumes/cover letters), appropriate dress, and the delivery of a strong introduction.
Career & Internship Fair Dos!
Here is a list of things you can do to stand out from the crowd:
- Dress in a conservative and professional manner. Be considerate of others when using perfume and aftershave.
- Bring copies of your résumé, a list of references, a pen (that works) and a notepad; a smile, a strong handshake, a positive attitude; and a 30-second “sales pitch” about your skills, abilities, education, and experience.
- Research the companies that will be represented at the fair and prioritize your favorites. Visit several other companies first to gain confidence and reduce anxiety.
- Prepare a list of questions, based on research, to ask company representatives.
- Review your résumé to reacquaint yourself with your educational background and work history.
- Prepare an opening statement or greeting (see guide below). Employers respond well to individuals who appear confident and focused on a specific career goal. Make eye contact with the person to whom you are speaking.
- Be courteous and respectful of the privacy of other candidates when approaching an employer.
- Talk with many employers. Take this opportunity to gather information about the company and the career field(s) they target, as well as employment opportunities.
- Before leaving an employer, ask for his/her business card. Write notes regarding the topics you discussed on the back of the card.
- After the fair, follow up on all leads. Send thank you notes to the recruiters to whom you spoke and reiterate your interest in a position with their company.
Provide the following information during your introduction:
- Profession (What you do – your professional identity)
- Expertise (The relevant competencies/skills you use to perform your work)
- Types of Businesses (The environments you’ve worked/want to work)
- Special Strengths (The things that make you different)
- The Ask (ask for something
Here’s an example:
Hi, I’m Jane Kealoha, it’s nice to meet you. I am a junior here at UH-West O’ahu majoring in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Last summer I interned with ABC Financial Services as a Sales and Trading Summer Analyst in the Derivatives Product Group. I’m now interested in pursuing an internship position with the Audit Division at DAGS where I can utilize my communication skills and solid quantitative abilities. My experience as a UHWO Team Member at the AGA Finance Case Challenge has helped me to develop a strong teamwork ethic, time management skills and the ability to stay calm under pressure, and these abilities will help me to be successful in a financial services career. Can you describe some common projects an intern would get to work on in the Audit Division with DAGS?
- Keep it between 30 seconds – 60 seconds in length
- Practice so that the delivery is natural, conversational, and effortless
- Sound the part – show confidence and let your passion show through
- Look the person in the eyes and smile