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March to Success: Ace the Career Fair!

Career Advising, Workshops and SBUS Student Spotlight…more!

Posted in: Announcements, Career, Events, Featured News

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Spring 2024 Career Fair!

Wednesday, March 27, 1-4 p.m., University Hall, 7th Floor Conference Center

Registration Is Required in Handshake.

Discover Diverse Industries

Health Care, Human Resources, Biotech and Life Sciences, Non-profits, Financial Services, Software, Pharmaceuticals, Information Technology, Advertising, PR & Marketing, Government & many more!

Maximize Your Impact

Engage with Employers

  • Explore their Handshake profiles to get a feel for their mission, industry and available roles. Prioritize connecting with employers aligned with your goals and interests. You can even prepare a few questions to initiate conversations and showcase your interest.

Craft Your Elevator Pitch

Dress the Part

Take Notes!

  • You can use your notes when reaching out to employers after the fair to personalize your follow-ups and set yourself apart from the crowd.

Snapshot: Handshake Jobs & Internships from Our Career Fair Partners!



Upcoming Workshops to Empower Your Career Journey

Rocky’s Closet Pop-up Event
Tuesday, March 19, 12-2 p.m., Feliciano School of Business, Room 140.

Going to a job interview? Attending a professional conference/event? Rocky’s Closet is here to help. Rocky’s Closet provides FREE professional attire for students of Montclair State University who are seeking to build their professional closet as they enter the workforce. During this event, the Rocky’s Closet team will have clothes that students browse, try on and take home. As we get closer to career fair season, this is a great way to put together your career fair/interview outfit!

Negotiation with Influence: Graduate Workshop
Wednesday, March 20, 1-2 p.m., Online Event.

Want a competitive salary when landing a job? This workshop will help you develop salary negotiation skills for securing a competitive job offer!

Career Fair Prep Workshop 
Wednesday, March 20, 12-12:45 p.m., Online Event.

Successfully navigating Montclair State University’s Career Fair is easy, just follow the details provided here! From preparing for the fair, during the fair and following-up; these tips will help you cover all your bases.

Major Madness
Tuesday, March 26, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Student Recreation Center Gym.

Explore all that Montclair has to offer under one roof! With over 50 different departments, programs, clubs and more in attendance, there’s no telling what you might learn or who you might meet. Win free t-shirts and prizes, enjoy free food, giveaways, games and music, plus find your new major!

Spotlight On: Ana Villegas Montoya, MBA student

In addition to working towards her MBA, Ana is also a Graduate Assistant in the Feliciano School of Business and is interning with NJ Transit. Ana shared some tips on Career Fair success, the importance of Career Services and more!

Engage with Employers before the Fair
“This approach helps them recognize you beforehand, increasing the likelihood that they will remember you when you apply to the positions.”

Authenticity Matters
“I strongly believe that authenticity and staying true to oneself lead to success. People can recognize honesty, and they appreciate it. I also think that it is essential to put yourself out there, engage with others and build relationships.”

Your Career Advisor Is Here to Help!
“Career Services has provided guidance on aspects such as resume building, crafting an elevator pitch, professional attire and networking skills.”

You are assigned a career services office based on your program of study. Your designated career advisors are here to help you at all stages of your career development, including resume critiques, interview techniques, co-ops and internships, job search strategies and more. Connect with the Career Services Office in Your College!

Work on Campus!

Residential Peer Mentor – Pre-college Summer

Peer mentors will live in the student dorms and under the guidance of both the head residential administrator and pre-college directors, help ensure students enjoy a safe and meaningful experience outside of their academic programming. Peer mentors will run a range of programming each evening for pre-college students, which may include games, recreational activities, contests and other engagements.

Resident Director – Pre-college Summer

The Resident Director is a live-in, senior leader for residential activities for the Pre-college Summer Program, a unique week-long residential program designed for up to 250 pre-college students. The Resident Director: Pre-College Summer Program is responsible for oversight of a team of peer-mentors, who facilitate evening student activities and oversee residential life when students are not in their academic programs.

Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program (CAMP) Mentor – Office of Commuter Life

The Commuter Assistance Mentorship Program (CAMP) is a program that matches upper-class commuters with first-year or first-time incoming commuter students. The purpose of CAMP is to assist incoming first-year commuter students and new transfers with the transition to college, while also aiming to provide them with a social support group on campus to build community and help create a “home away from home.”

Head over to Handshake to read the full position descriptions and submit your application!

SAXBY’S: Coming Soon:

Student team members will do more than earn a wage while they work; they’ll build friendships, develop a powerful set of social, managerial and leadership skills necessary to succeed in modern business environments and have the opportunity to grow on a team of peers. They team member positions are part-time and work well with student schedules!

Saxbys takes pride in offering flexible schedules with your classes while being part of a dynamic and inclusive team. Apply to join the Saxbys Team at!

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