Top 10 Reasons to Attend the Industry/Career Expo

by Sandi Ohman

Below are the top 10 reasons students and alumni should attend the 2011 Industry/Career Expo on October 19.

Lockheed Martin Booth

Lockheed Martin booth

10.  Familiarize yourself with the set-up and the environment of a career fair (1st & 2nd year students particularly), so you are not overwhelmed and overly nervous when it really counts

9.  Build your network – meet and talk with recruiters from over 90 industry-leading companies

8.  Wear the interviewing suit you’ve been anxious to wear since you bought it.  Don’t know what to wear? Watch the Dressing for Success presentation for men or for women on the Career Services Presentation Archives page. * Bonus Tip – break in your shoes before the expo *

7.  Practice speaking to employers by developing your “elevator speech.”  Watch the Working the Expo and Perfect Your Pitch: Using an Elevator Speech to Impress presentations if you weren’t able to attend in person.

6.  Receive fun & useful “goodies” from employers – but please, don’t grab & run! Talk to the recruiters, politely asking if you may have an item. Be sure to say “thank you.”

5.  Show off your FABULOUS resume –What?!? Not fabulous?! Watch a previously recorded presentation on Resume & Cover Letter Writing. View samples on the Career Services website, and have your resume critiqued without an appointment at the Walk-up Resume Critiques (10/14) or by uploading your resume to the EagleHire Network by 10/14.

4.  Find out about outstanding Internship Opportunities

3.  Learn/Inquire about Full-time Job Opportunities with industry-leading companies – See list of employers

2.  Interview with companies looking to fill experienced, entry-level & internship opportunities – need practice? Watch the previously recorded  Ace the Interview presentation and try out Perfect Interview (on your EagleHire Network home page) for practice

1. Leave college with experience and a career opportunity!

Sandi Ohman is the Senior Program Manager in the Career Services Office at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.  She has been with the university for over 9 years and has advised students in most all degree areas while in Career Services.  Sandi brings additional experience having worked in the finance industry for over 6 years in her previous career.  She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida, and her Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida. 

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