Academic & Career Services

Career Fair Employer Information


DATE:  Wednesday, February 25, 2015
LOCATION:  Health & Sports Center (15th and University Drive)
TIME:  10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Employer Partner

Buckle

Career Fair Sponsor

Baldwin Filters

GIX Logistics

For more information, call 308-865-8501 or email:                                 

Aaron Estes, Assistant Director (estesag@unk.edu)

Joni Weed, Employer Services (weedj@unk.edu)  or use our Contact Us form to ask a question or leave us a comment.

How to prepare

What do I need to do to prepare for the fair?
  • I periodically check Academic & Career Services' website to view the employers planning on attending the Fair.                                                                             
  • I have visited Academic & Career Services and: 
    • Stop in Academic & Careers and pick up free job search materials such as sample resumes, cover letters, and interview questions.
    • Scheduled a videotaped practice interview and used the drop-off resume critique service.
    • I have viewed the "Preparing for the Fair" handout 
  • Attend the following sponsored events: Career Fair Prep Workshops -to be announced

Helpful Tips -
  • Dress Professionally, bring plenty of resumes, a letter-sized portfolio with notepad and pen, money for food and phone calls, grooming care items and, most important, a positive and confident attitude!! 
  • Check in at the registration/information table! Pick up your nametag and a listing of employers attending. Some employers may register late or some do not show. Watch for signs posted at the Fair to alert you to this information.
  • Take a few minutes to sit quietly, review materials and prioritize your list of employers. 
  • Take this opportunity to visit with as many employer representatives as possible. Leave your resume regardless of current openings.
  • When lines are long at a table, it may be more efficient to select another employer. Stop by as many tables as possible. Some employers may leave early. Therefore, be sure to prioritize your goals for the day.
  • Be prepared to interview on the spot or be invited to a more formal interview the day of the Fair or the following day. NOTE:  Employers will have schedules at their tables available to schedule interviews. 
  • Follow-up is the key!!! Be sure to send applications and other information requested by each employer. Don't forget to send a thank-you letter too!

Career Fair Advice From Employers

How do I make a positive first impression with employers?
Should I research companies in advance, or just use the career fair as a way to learn about them?
How important is professional attire?
How do I sell my skills if I don't have relevant experience?
Do employers prefer students to approach them alone or with a group?
What kind of questions might an employer ask at a career fair?
What types of questions should I ask employers at a career fair?

Career Fair Advice from Students

Here's how I prepared for the career fair.
It's beneficial to attend a Career Fair as a freshman or sophomore.
You don't have to be looking for a job to attend the Career Fair.  (Turn up the volume on this one)
Go to the Career Fair to meet employers and learn about opportunities.
It's important to make a positive first impression.


Reminders
  • Be sure to check for updated announcements, additions and cancellations the day of the Fair.

Thank you to our Employer Partner 

Buckle logo

STUDENT VOLUNTEERS are needed to help make our fair a success.

Who can volunteer? 

  • Any student who is not currently seeking a professional position  (please contact our office to schedule your volunteer time)
  • What are the dates and times for volunteering? 
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2014  -- 8:30 am to 3:00 pm 

Where will I be volunteering? 

  • Health & Sports Center

What do I get for volunteering? 

  • An opportunity to network and meet with employers from various fields 
  • The chance to observe employers and candidates during the fair and learn how a career fair works to better prepare yourself in the future for a job search 
  • Give employers a great impression of UNK students and your student organization  
  • Another activity to add to your resume  

What will I be doing? 

  • It will depend on the time slot you sign up for – Duties may include: greet and direct employers/candidates to designated areas, assist Academic & Career Services staff with set up and tear down, direct questions to information table, visit with employers who are not busy, deliver refreshments/lunch to employers, assist with door prizes 

What should I wear to the Career Fair? 

  • Casual-Professional:  Dress pants with comfortable shoes  

  

For more information please contact:     

Academic and Career Services
865-8501 
careers@unk.edu                  


UNK STUDENTS should park in Lots where their current parking permit allows.

  • Should you need to park elsewhere you are required to get a Visitors Permit from Public Safety which is located on the corner of University drive and 19th Avenue in the General Services Building

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