The Early Bird Goes to Career Fair

If you are not a morning person, drink more coffee.  A cup of coffee can even be a unifying method – something to casually joke about or mention, and create a bond or humanizing effect between the sleep deprived college student and the bored recruiter. Everyone has heard the idiom, “The early bird catches the…

Social Awkwardness at Career Fairs

People don’t actually get jobs out of things like this, do they? Everyone is just here for free pens and to satisfy class requirements, right? Oh look, popcorn, maybe I should start there. These were the thoughts running through my mind as I entered the all-majors career fair. I thought I was prepared for this,…

If I Did It, So Can You (A Pep Talk)

For the first three years of my college experience I could not have cared less about career fairs, résumé workshops, or other networking events that I saw advertised around my campus. ‘They don’t want me there,’ I told myself. First it was, ‘they want the older students. The juniors. The seniors’. And I was probably…

Hello My Name Is….

Imagine a place where you have exactly 30-seconds or less, starting from when the recruiter first sees you, to sell yourself in a way that makes them want to give you the opportunity to apply for a job. Now imagine this place is filled with hundreds of people all dressed in suits, and like you…