Last Friday, February 17th, the Professional Communications Club hosted a mock career fair in preparation of this week’s Spring Internship Fair. Students practiced their self-introductions and elevator pitches, while gaining valuable feedback.
Thank you to all the volunteer recruiters and their invaluable feedback!
Some key tips offered by our volunteers –
- Prioritize the companies you want to talk to, you might not have time to talk to everyone
- If you’re nervous, talk to some warm-up companies first – You’ll be less nervous when you talk to your target companies
- Follow the lead of the recruiter, they’re talking all day and they might not want to jump straight into business.
- Just because you have never heard of a company, doesn’t mean that company isn’t a good fit. Pull out your phone (out of sight of the recruiter) and do some research!
- Be prepared, know what positions are available at the company before speaking to the recruiter. You can find this information on HireSmith and the company website, at a minimum
- International names are hard for native English speakers, wear your name tag and be ready to give an English-ized version of your name if necessary. You want the recruiter to remember your face and your name