Eastern Michigan University's fall 2022 Career Fair is available for all students on Wednesday, Nov. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Center Ballroom.
EMU has been offering their career fair to students and alumni for the past 30 years. Students are able to set up appointments with their career coaches and job and internship specialists to get career advice. Students and alumni are able to create their profiles as well as upload their resumes onto Handshake which employers are able to view.
"The best way to prepare for the Fall Career Fair is to view the companies that will be participating in Handshake ahead of time and do a little research into what they will be hiring for and find a bit about their companies." Crystal Walrath, assistant director of the University Advising and Career Delvopmeny Center (UACDC) said. "Make sure to have a resume ready to hand out, those can be reviewed ahead of time by contacting the UACDC and dress appropriately. We have the Career Closet available for students who need professional clothing."
The fall career fair will be held in the Student Center ballroom where employers will have a table with representatives at them. Students will be able to approach the tables and discuss with the employers their different job opportunities. Students will then be able to ask questions about the specific opportunities that interest them.
"I would suggest that students make sure to tailor their application materials to each job opening they are applying for. Be sure to include all documents the job posting requests," Walrath said "Many people only include a resume even though a posting indicates to include a cover letter. To prepare for an interview be sure to research the company, do a practice (or mock) interview prior to going for the actual interview. Also, research current trends in the type of field you are interviewing for."
There are many career coaches that are able to work with students and are able to determine the past career paths for students. The UACDC goal is to support EMU students as they make important career choices. More details can be found on the events page on Handshake and any student can set up an appointment with career coaches at the UACDC.
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