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Career Fair Recap!

Next Steps, Micro-Internships and Full-Time Jobs in Handshake…more!

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Don’t forget to follow up with employers you met. Check out our recommended best practices to leverage your new connections!

Next Steps

  • Follow up with Career Fair Connections: Connect quickly with an email or Linkedin message. This will ensure you are at top-of-mind for recruiters as they start reviewing messages. This also shows employers that you’re serious about the opportunities you discussed at the fair.
  • Review your Digital Footprint: Update your profile and resume on LinkedIn, Handshake and other sites where you are marketing yourself for employment opportunities.
  • Get Organized: Keep track of your progress by documenting applications, business card contact information and any other important notes or details from the fair. This makes it easy to follow up and stay on track! You can use an Excel sheet, Word document or any other software you feel comfortable with.
  • Book a Career Counseling Appointment: Unsure where to start? Schedule an appointment on Handshake to speak with your designated career advisor. Your advisor can help you at all stages of your career development, including resume critiques, interview techniques, co-ops and internships, job search strategies and more!
  • Track your Attendance on Suitable: Attending the Career Fair counts as one of the four required achievements needed to complete the Career and Professional Development Badge in Suitable. Students who complete all four achievements will have the opportunity to join Career Services for a year-end celebration!

Micro-Internship Opportunities

Micro-Internships are short-term, paid, professional assignments that are similar to those given to new hires or interns. These projects allow you to demonstrate skills, explore career paths and build your network as you seek the right full-time role. These project-centered experiences are perfect for students with hectic or irregular schedules as most can be completed remotely. Micro-internships typically involve 10 to 40 hours of work and are deadline-driven as opposed to set during specific hours.

What Are The Benefits? Micro-Internships are a great way to take advantage of spare time to set yourself up for success. By participating in a micro-internship, you can:

  • Learn and hone skills employers look for when recruiting for internships and full-time positions.
  • Explore new industries and potential career paths.
  • Build tangible relationships with employers by demonstrating skills and abilities.

Learn More and Apply Today! 

Upcoming Events and Workshops

Full-Time Jobs in Handshake

Opportunities from our Campus Partners

  • The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) National Internship Program is officially accepting applications; the deadline for the summer session (June 5 -August 12) is Friday, March 31. These are paid internships and are open to all students from all majors! HACU currently represents more than 500 colleges and universities in the United States, Latin America, Spain, and school districts throughout the U.S. HACU is the only national association representing existing and emerging Hispanic-Serving Institutions. To learn more about the program check out the video below or visit HACU’s website.
  • Work for the Student Center Service Desk next year! Information Desk Assistants are the front-facing representatives of the Student Center. Applications for the 2023-2024 academic year are now open. In order to qualify you must be graduating in May 2024 or later. Applications are due on Friday, March 31. Apply Now!

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