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Missed the career fair? It’s OK.

Some schools had in person fairs, most had virtual fairs. If you couldn’t participate in the career fair, don’t worry, here are steps you can take now to connect with employers and apply to open positions.

  1. Set up your profile on Handshake– Employers continue to add open positions and search for candidates on Handshake.
  2. Look for jobs on LinkedIn-Employers use LinkedIn for campus recruiting as well.
  3. Visit company websites-If there are companies you are interested in working, look on their website for the careers page for college students. Positions and programs for new grads will be listed.
  4. Visit the career center (virtually or in-person)-Staff in the career center are also the liaison with employers. They will know what companies are hiring, what types of positions and more.
  5. Network with alumni and others-Employers like referrals. If you are recommended by someone who already works at the company, you are more likely to have your resume viewed by a human.

Remember, some companies will have applications that close by a certain date. You want to make sure you get yours in before the deadline.

Now is the time to be networking and exploring companies and roles. You are not necessarily going to secure a position now. While some companies fill certain roles in the fall (consulting, finance, engineering), the majority will be looking for candidates in the spring.

If you need guidance from career fair experts,  reach out to us at Career Track Coaching. We can help navigate the career search for college students.

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