By Jessica Moore
Contributor, Career Services
2016 is an exciting year full of opportunities like never before to connect with industry professionals. In order to create a more focused career fair experience, the Department of Career Services will be offering Industry-Specific Virtual Career Fairs (VCFs) throughout the year. This format allows students and alumni to connect with recruiters who are hiring within an industry. A VCF offers many benefits for students and alumni, including access to our university job board, career coaching opportunities and the opportunity to connect with recruiters in real time.
A VCF is a virtual platform where students and alumni can interface with employers, while remaining in the comfort of their own homes. Much like a traditional career fair, students should come prepared to meet with recruiters from prospective employers and to market themselves as top-notch candidates. It is important to thoroughly research the employers who attend the VCF and find out important information such as what positions are available, the company’s mission, and the company’s current news.