The Career Center’s largest event of the academic year is almost here! Come out for the Career Fair on Feb. 13 from 3-5 p.m. in Patriot Hall. You don’t want to miss this wonderful opportunity to network with over 60 employers and land internships and jobs. Here are a few general tips to help you prepare for the Fair:
- Wear professional dress. Women should wear a dark skirt suit or slacks and a blazer. Men should wear a suit and tie. Make sure that your outfit is neat and tidy with no wrinkles.
- Bring 20 copies of your resume. Make sure to have it reviewed by the Career Center beforehand. You can schedule an appointment, come in during walk-in hours (Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1-2 p.m.) or email your resume to email@example.com.
- Attend the Career Fair Prep Workshop on Monday, Feb. 5 from 3:30-5 p.m. in AC 215. Free resume paper will be given to the first 25 attendees!
- Take a look at the employer list and research companies that you want to speak with. The more you learn about them, the more prepared you will be when interacting with them at the Fair.
Both employers and students will be attending the Career Fair. Employers are looking to meet students for their open internship and job opportunities. Students are looking to build their professional network and learn about the employers’ internship and job opportunities. I briefly interviewed an employer and a Mount student to learn more specifics about why they are attending the Career Fair.
Mark Trasatti, Director of Talent Acquisition at BDP International, says that Mount students have a mindset that fits well with their company culture. They have hired many Mount graduates who have been successful at BDP. Mark said that BDP is a major benefactor of the Mount, four of its owners have attended Mount St. Mary’s, and the Bolte School of Business is named after the company’s current owner, Richard J. Bolte. BDP International has a strong interest in the Mount and they look forward to attending the Career Fair every year.
Alex Johnson, a senior here at the Mount, says, “I’m attending the Career Fair in hopes of expanding my job prospects for after graduation. I am also attending so that I can continue to build my professional network.” Alex doesn’t have any specific employers she wants to meet with. She says, “I hope to meet new employers and discover new opportunities that I may not have previously considered.”
Attending the fair is just as important as preparing for it. Come join us for the Career Fair Prep Workshop to learn how to prepare for this exciting event. We hope to see you at this year’s Career Fair on Feb. 13 from 3-5 p.m. in Patriot Hall!