Update: The 3/25 Job & Internship Fair is now a Virtual Fair
With the health and safety of Purchase students, alumni, employer partners and the campus community as our College’s primary concern, the Career Development Center will move to cancel our annual Job & Internship Fair at the Performing Arts Center and subsequently move to a Virtual Career Fair model.
The virtual Purchase College Job & Internship Fair will still take place on Wednesday, March 25th from 11:30am - 2:30pm.
Please see below for directions (in different file types) from the Career Development Center and directions from Symplicity for the chat for virtual fair day.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to make the best impression at the Job & Internship Fair? Here are some tips:
Update your Resume: Remember that your resume should be clear, concise and up to date. Make sure your resume is ready. Schedule a phone or video meeting with a career counselor or email email@example.com for a resume critique and other helpful tips.
Research the Employers and Job Openings: Use the employer’s website along with their social media channels to find out what they do, what skills and experience the company values, and who the key players are at the organization. This will help your conversation to flow and boost your confidence while chatting online. You can even prepare some questions in advance. Be sure to check the Job & Internship page for a listing of participating organizations. (scroll down and select “See Who’s Coming”) Once you are on the list you can view the whole list or do an Advanced Search to see what opportunities fit your interests.
Prepare Your Pitch: Prepare an introduction about your interests, education, skills/competencies and future goals. Practice what you will say (type) about yourself ahead of time. A career counselor could help you to further polish your pitch.
Initiate Chats and Ask Questions: After doing your research, you’re better equipped to ask specific, targeted questions that shows the employer that you’re really interested and you’ve done your homework. Preparing your own questions can be a good way of leading the conversation in a direction where you can share your most relevant skills and interest in the organization.
Use Appropriate Language: Check your spelling and grammar. Avoid using slang, chat or text speak, online abbreviations and capitalized text. Demonstrate you already have developed professionalism. Respect and etiquette are key to building a good professional relationship. Keep in mind that you are chatting with someone who may be your future employer!
Follow-Up: Make sure to follow-up with prospective employers you have chatted with. You might just land your next opportunity!
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.