Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education is pleased to announce the dates for three virtual career fairs during the fall semester. Our events are open to current and former CWRU students. As a research institution, we host employers seeking to hire candidates at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Are you an employer? Visit our employer career fair page for details about registering your organization.
Leading up to the fair, employers from a broad range of industries will register to attend and you can monitor the events in Handshake to see which organizations have signed up. Save the fairs as “favorites” in Handshake so you remember to sign up once registration opens.
Students and alumni from all majors and programs are welcome to attend each virtual fair.
When | Friday, Sept. 25, 2020 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT
About | Employers who attend this event are interested in recruiting CWRU students who are seeking careers in engineering, computer science, natural sciences and more.
When | Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 from 4 to 7 p.m. EDT
About | Employers who attend this event are interested in recruiting CWRU students who are seeking careers in social sciences, law/ government, public service, art and more. This fair will be co-hosted with the Center for Civic Engagement and Learning
These events will also serve as a great opportunity to network with CWRU alumni and industry professionals. Prior to the virtual fairs, Post-Graduate Planning and Experiential Education will share more information about accessing the virtual fairs in Handshake and how to prepare for a career fair in this new virtual format.
Handshake has put together a variety of articles to help you navigate the logistics of attending a virtual fair. Review the resources linked below or contact us for further support.
- Guide to attending a virtual fair
- Sign up for sessions
- Participating in a virtual fair
- Video requirements and troubleshooting
Benefits of Attending
When you attend a career fair, you will learn about jobs and meet with employers who are hiring. The career fair is a great opportunity to learn what employers need.
Regardless of your major, year in college, or future goals, there are numerous benefits to attending a career fair. Career fairs provide opportunities to:
- Get first-hand information about a company/organization from a representative. You're likely to get more valuable and accurate information from an employee than you could ever get from a web site.
- Make a positive and lasting impression with employers. Begin to establish your professional image by distinguishing yourself from other candidates.
- Effectively practice professional communication with recruiters and other future colleagues.
To get you ready, we've provided some tips on preparing for a career fair.