By Bethel Sishu, Peer Coach
The Spring 2022 Career Fair is coming up on April 14 from 1:00–5:00 p.m. in the EMU Ballroom. This event, with more than 70 employers coming to campus from dozens of different industries, this a great opportunity for any student to explore what jobs are available in today’s market and begin to make connections with employers you want to work for in the future.
Scroll through this simple checklist to get a better understanding of what you can get out of the fair. It can seem overwhelming, so take your time and determine what you’d like to focus on, whether that’s writing a resume, practicing talking to employers, or just figuring out where your interests align with a career. These are all important career readiness skills you can be developing in the weeks ahead.
Handshake is the UO job search and career readiness platform tailored for students. Download the Handshake app or visit career.uoregon.edu/handshake to get started!
Bring a Printed Copy of Your Resume
- Pick up a packet "How to Write a Resume and Cover Letter" at the Career Center.
- To update your resume, visit Peer Coaching drop-in hours.
- Attend “Get Curious!” Resume Workshops:
Practice Your Self-Introduction
- Think about your career interests or career goals.
- Explore the career fair employers list on Handshake (under “Spring Career Fair: Get Curious!” event) and make a plan for who you want to talk with (we’ll have a list and map at the fair for you in print, too!).
- Attend Network and Connect: Alumni and Employer Intro and Pitch Prep, April 13, 4:00–5:15 p.m., EMU Ballroom.
- For additional tips and practice on self-introductions, visit Peer Coaching drop-in hours.
Wear Clothes You Will Feel Confident In
- “Business casual” is recommended, but come as you are, wearing something that you shine in!
- Go to the JCPenney at Valley River Center on Sunday, April 10, for the Suit Up Event for up to 60 percent off career wear, shoes, and accessories.
For more information and a full list of Career Readiness Week activities including the Spring Career Fair, visit career.uoregon.edu/events.
About the Contributor: My name’s Bethel Sishu and I am a second year planning, public policy, and management major and black studies minor; I’m also a Peer Coach at the University Career Center. My colleagues and I are here to help you, so please swing by the Career Center in Tykeson Hall Garden Level and say “Hi!”