Students can visit employers, learn about internships at Winter Career Fair Feb. 13
Western’s Winter Career Fair is a great time for students to think about the summer.
Many of the 70 or so employers and educational organizations scheduled to attend the Feb. 13 event will be looking for students to fill summer internships and jobs.
That’s just one reason students should not wait until their senior years to check out a career fair, says Aaron Ignac, assistant director of the Career Services Center.
“When you walk into a room with 70 tables, and 700 to 800 students, it can be overwhelming the first time,” Ignac says. “The more familiarity you get, the better.”
Visits to career fairs give students opportunities to practice talking with recruiters, Ignac says. For example, students should ask questions that illustrate they’ve already learned a little bit about the company.
“Lead the conversation toward what you can offer the organization, rather than what they can offer you,” he suggests.
The Career Center will also offer Resume Clinics on Feb. 5 and 11 for students to learn how to best highlight their skills.
Click here to learn more about the Career Fair.