PREPARE FOR THE FAIR SESSION

UMSL Career Services is working with Career Fair+ (CF+) to host the UMSL Fall 2022 Internship and Job Fair on Friday, September 16, 2022

This session will help you learn more about the CF+ app and how to successfully navigate a career fair.

In Person: 278 MSC, Career Services Suite

September 7 @ 3:30pm
September 13 @ 3:30pm

Virtual Zoom: A Zoom link will be emailed to you the day before your session.

September 8 @ 4:00pm
September 14 @ 4:00pm

 

RESUME MANIA!

Get your resume ready for the UMSL Fall 2022 Internship & Job Fair Friday, September 16, 2022!

Send your resume to: resumemania@umsl.edu for a review between the dates of: Monday August 22 through Wednesday September 14 @ 5pm. A Career Counselor will review your resume and have it back to you within two working days.

 

RSVP TO ATTEND BEFORE THE FAIR USING YOUR @UMSYSTEM.EDU EMAIL

Visit Career Fair+ Web Portal to complete your Profile, Upload your resume AND Gain access to:

Online employer profiles and job descriptions

Job Seeker tips

Interactive fair map

Exclusive push notifications and event announcements

 

 

FAIR DAY: SEPTEMBER 16, 2022

Use the Career Fair Plus (CFP) app at the in-person UMSL Fall 2022 Internship & Job Fair to create a technology-enhanced fair experience.

On fair day, when meeting employers, you will scan a QR code at each booth and use CFP to:

  • Check in with employers and easily share your CFP profile
  • Digitally drop off a copy of your CFP resume with each employer (no more worries about printing enough resumes!)

Create a smooth start to your conversations with employers by using your prepared “elevator pitch” introduction summarizing your professional background, skills, and interests.  Click here to view a video on how to create an elevator pitch.

 

PROFESSIONAL HEAD SHOTS: WE HAVE A SELFIE STATION

Visit the UMSL Career Services Selfie Station, located in 278 MSC to use your phone to take a head shot. We have a ring light and backdrop to capture you at your most professional.

EMPLOYER RESEARCH

Another important way to prepare for a career fair is to research the employers attending the fair. The Career Fair Plus App contains a link to each organization’s website. Your research should help you ask engaging questions when meeting with employers during the fair. Click here to view a video detailing how to best research employers.

In determining companies of interest, be open-minded.  Do not solely concentrate on “big names” or large organizations. There are often great opportunities with companies with which you are not familiar. Explore every possible avenue.

RESUME

A resume that is polished along with your conversation with the employer is pivotal to career fair success. Career Services can assist you in creating a well-written, error-free resume. Avoid waiting until the last minute to polish your resume.

  • Add your resume to your CFP profile before the fair so you can share it digitally with recruiters at the fair (no more worries about printing enough resumes!)

To use this feature, walk up to the company booth you’re interested in chatting with, scan the QR code, and you’re done! CFP will share your profile and resume with the employer.  

LOOK THE PART

Be sure to wear professional business attire to the fair. View a video on interview dress.

FOLLOW UP

The time you have with a recruiter will be brief.  In closing your conversation, be sure to learn the next step and inquire how to follow up. You can use this information to follow up with a short thank you letter or email thanking the employer for the introduction to their organization and to initiate contact with another representative if applicable.

Do not be surprised if the employer asks you to go online to complete an application and/or submit a resume again.  Due to employment laws and/or the sheer volume of resumes employers receive, applying online is quite common.  For some employers, every candidate— even an internal one--must apply online.