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Spring Career Fair Recap

Leveraging New Connections, Upcoming Events, Self-Assessment Tools…and more!

Posted in: Announcements, Career, Events, Featured News

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Best Practices for Leveraging New Connections!

You’ve taken the first step by attending the fair and networking with amazing employers! So, what’s next?


  • Craft a simple thank-you email and send it to the recruiters you spoke with at the fair. Personalize it by mentioning something specific from your conversation, discussing an open position, or highlighting something you love about their organization or business.

Stay Organized

  • If you collected business cards, input the information into an Excel document to ensure you don’t misplace any names or numbers. If you didn’t, head over to Handshake and review their company pages to find relevant contact information and keep track of your outreach and applications.


  • Ensure that your resume is tailored for the position and emphasize relevant experiences, plus education and skills.

Connect on LinkedIn

  • Building a professional network takes time, so start now and stay updated on industry trends and available positions.

Unsure where to start? Book a Career Counseling Appointment

“Don’t hold back from seizing opportunities, even if you feel you lack some qualifications. Remember, your worth is also measured by your passion and authenticity, not just by your experiences.” – Allison Chacon-Perez, current CHSS student (BA, Anthropology/MS Sustainability Sciences)

Upcoming Workshops

The Resume Refresh: Graduate Workshop
Wednesday, April 3, 1-2 p.m., Online Event.
This workshop focuses on the do’s and don’ts of making a resume! Explore ways to use your resume to target specific employers!

Self-Discovery Workshop
Thursday, April 4, 5-6 p.m., Online Event.
Build your professional self – awareness with the help of’s self discovery exercises. Curious about Enneagram types and how they shape our personalities? Uncover the insights, motivations, dynamics behind each type and discover how this system can empower personal growth, plus enrich relationships!

Beyond Graduation: Alumni Success Stories in Public Health Careers
Thursday, April 4, 6-7:30 p.m., University Hall, Room 1050.

Join us for an inspiring evening of career perspectives, insights and networking with our accomplished Public Health alumni!

Save the Date: Outstanding Student Employee Awards Ceremony
Tuesday, April 18, 12:30-2:30 p.m., Student Center, Ballrooms.
More information to come!

Self-Assessment with Focus-2

Focus-2 is a self-paced, online career and education planning tool designed to help you make decisions about career goals and education plans. You will be able to assess your values, skills and interests and explore career fields and major areas of study that are compatible with your assessment results. FOCUS 2 allows you to research careers by name or industry, compare any two occupations side by side and explore careers based on Montclair State University’s majors or minors.

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