Career & Internship Fair, Oct. 2

Career and Internship Fair on October 2nd in room C208.

Career and Internship Fair on October 2nd in room C208.

Recruiters will be looking for UH West Oʻahu’s best and brightest at the Career & Internship Fair with numerous full-time, part-time, internship, practicum, and volunteer opportunities in a variety of areas from accounting to STEM. Potential employers will be onsite to answer your questions and collect resumes at the event on Wednesday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room (C208).

Event organizers will 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 question card (4) complete the event survey, (5) re-post one of @uhwocareers event flyers on your IG (don’t forget to tag Career Services!) or (6) volunteer.

Organizers have the following tips to help you stand out:

  • 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.
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