Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 19th for the Wake Forest University Fall Career Fair. From 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, over 40 organizations will be on campus to meet Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors from all majors. Helpful representatives, some Wake Forest alumni, will be on hand to share useful information on their internships and full-time job opportunities.
Want to make the most of this incredible event? Follow these easy tips:
Look over the list of companies and come with a plan so that you can budget your time accordingly! It’s also good idea to research about the companies that you are most interested in. This will not only help prepare you for potential recruiter conversations, but it will also help you come up with organized and interesting questions. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! These companies are here for your benefit, so it’s important to sound like you know what you’re talking about when interacting with them.
2) Dress to Impress
We know that the event is in the middle of the day, but if possible, it will do you good to show up in appropriate attire. When in doubt, stick to business-casual. Girls, pull your hair out of your face, and boys, don’t be afraid to sport an ironed button-down shirt. Companies are impressed by students who look like they care, so keep it stylish, clean, and classy.
3) Get the info
Engage in conversation. Find out more about the company by getting to know who you’re talking to. Ask questions about how they came to the job, what opportunities are available, what it’s like to work there, etc. No question is unimportant, and what you will learn is invaluable. This is a great way to figure out what jobs may be a good fit for you and will help you make lasting impressions with recruiters.
If you have a particularly meaningful conversation with a recruiter or are extremely interested in a particular company, make sure to follow-up. Send a care that highlights something about the conversation. E-mails are okay, but nothing says you care like a hand-written note. It’s important to show that something resonated with you. This will help you stand out and show that you mean business.
Organizations that will be present at the Career Fair:
Abercrombie & Fitch (Headquarters)
CEB (formerly Corporate Executive Board)
Charlotte Bobcats Basketball
City Year Inc.
Dean & Company
Edward Jones Investments
Ernst & Young
Family Services, Inc.
Federal Reserve Bank – Richmond
Japan Exchange and Teaching Program (JET Program)
Kaplan Test Prep
North Carolina Teacher Corps
North Star Resource Group
PNC Financial Services Group
RiverRun Film Festival
Southern Teachers Agency
T. Rowe Price
Teach for America
The Vanguard Group
Wake Forest Presidential Fellows