Are you looking for an internship or full time job this semester? If the answer is yes, then you should participate in a virtual career fair. A virtual career fair is essentially the same as an in-person one, it just happens to be online during a specified date and time.
The CCD is hosting its University-Wide Career Fair as a virtual fair this semester. RSVP for the fair now!
For the University-Wide Career Fair, BU will be partnering with CareerEco, a top organization for virtual fairs. When you RSVP for the University-Wide Career Fair, you will receive an email with detailed instructions on setting up your CareerEco account and preparing for your virtual experience. To learn more about how CareerEco works, check out this video!
If you really want to make the most of this event, you should prepare in advance and have a plan in place. This is your chance to meet with recruiters to discuss your qualifications and to learn about their open opportunities.
Follow these simple steps and you’re on your way to a successful start:
- Prepare your resume – If you don’t have a resume, create one. Not sure where to begin, go to http://www.bu.edu/careers/resumes-cover-letters/resumes/. If you do have a resume, make sure you update it with your most recent experience. Upload your resume on VMock to get detailed feedback.
- Review the list of participating organizations – look at the list of attending employers and the job(s) they’re recruiting for. Make a list of those organizations that you’d like to speak with.
- Research attending employers – now that you have the list of organizations you’re interested in, it’s time to learn about them. Look at Handshake, the company website and its social media presence.
- Practice your elevator pitch – an elevator pitch is a quick summary of yourself (your skills, interests, and background).
- Check your technology – make sure your computer is working and you don’t need to download software. Pick a quiet spot and make sure the background is appropriate for employers to see and hear you.
- Plan your outfit – just because it’s virtual, you’re still meeting with employers. Dress professionally and put your best foot forward.
Remember, the attending employers want to hire BU students. With a little work, it could be you.