Virtual Spring Career Fair 2021

Virtual Spring Career Fair event details in green box with pink flowers boarding each side

April 29, 2021
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Hosted on Handshake
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If you have questions during this event on how to navigate Handshake, questions about Career Services or just want to say “hello” - we’re here to help! The Zoom meeting link below will direct you into “Handshake Hospitality for WWU”.

Link active Thursday April 29th 11AM-3:00PM PST
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 941 4379 7437

Please note, we will have a waiting room function enabled. Alternatively, you can log into the Spring Career Fair within Handshake and sign up for any remaining 1:1 timeslots with the Career Services Center.

About the Spring Career Fair for Students

  • Looking for internship or job opportunities?
  • Interested in learning about employers’ application process?
  • Want to learn more about a company’s culture and workplace operations?

With the launch of Handshake for the Western Community, participating in the VIRTUAL Spring Career Fair will provide opportunities for students to:

  • Schedule 1:1 sessions and register for group sessions in advance
  • Utilize embedded video/audio/chat and screenshare functions during interactive sessions
  • Practice virtual networking and highlight qualifying skills to employers interested in hiring current students and alumni from Western!

Event Information and Instruction

Handshake is a new sourcing platform for the Western Community and we encourage you to look through Handshake’s student guide to attending a virtual fair which includes important details on how to register, participate and follow up post-event.

  1. Claim your student account by logging into Handshake and begin customizing your profile
  2. Upload a copy of your resume
  3. RSVP for the Spring Career Fair by selecting this event under the “events” tab
  4. Periodically, review the list of employers -as employer registration and 1:1/group meeting schedules will be ongoing.
  5. Start building your day-of schedule by signing up for open timeslots to meet with employers 1:1 or attend group sessions. Remember, as more employers register for this event, more schedules will be posted for 1:1 or group sessions.

  • Start building your schedule ASAP! Appointments with employers are first-come, first-served. Space is limited, so schedule your appointments as they become available to secure your preferred career fair schedule.
  • Ensure you have the best setup to support session audio and video by reviewing the Handshake Tech Guide
  • Review the day-of steps to participate in your 1:1 or group sessions so you are familiar with the layout and logistics
  • Anticipate receiving proactive messaging from employers providing introductions and recruitment opportunities in advance of this event

  1. Log into your Handshake Account
  2. Navigate to the fair in Handshake, and click on the Your Schedule Tab (you can also click on the home-page banner direct link)
  3. Review your schedule, make sure you are prepared for 1:1/group session meetings (professional setting/attire/familiarity with hiring needs/questions for employers/copy of resume
  4. Search for available timeslots to meet with employers (students might have cancelled a session, employers might have added sessions, or session timeslots might be unclaimed)

  • Follow up with employers (or attend a post career fair workshop on 4/30 2-2:50PM)
  • Anticipate receiving post-event messaging from employers who are interested in inviting you to apply or interview for opportunities
  • Attend a “next steps” post-career fair workshop
  • Do you anticipate an interview? Schedule a practice interview with Career Services or take a look at some interviewing resources