** Employers recommend:
Don't wait until the semester before you graduate to start looking for a job! Start talking to companies about opportunities as early as first year -- a summer or part-time job is valuable in building your resume and experience
Make the most of your career fair experience
- Develop a resume
- Decide which employers you want to talk to--Review company profiles on this site
- Prepare a list of questions you want to ask
- Prepare and practice a brief introduction - your name, area of study and interests
- Dress professionally
- Check out the student employment registration table for times of employer presentations
- Exude confidence and enthusiasm and stay positive - be yourself!
- Send follow-up letters after the event
If you do the work, then you can have a great experience. Read a student testimonial.
Prepare some questions in advance
- What kinds of positions are you recruiting for and from which academic background?
- What kind of work experience, either part-time or full-time, will be helpful to me?
- What skills and personal characteristics are important to fit in and succeed at your company?
- What are the education/training requirements?
- What is the culture of your workplace?
- What are typical entry-level positions in this field?
- How important is relevant work experience when being considered for employment?
- What is the employment outlook in this field for the next 5 – 10 years?
- Do you know of anyone else I should be contacting to learn more about this type of work?
- What advice do you have for a university or college graduate entering this field?
- May I submit a resume for consideration?
Check out the following advice from AgCareers.com