Preparing for a Career Fair
Who Should Attend
Any K-State student or alumni can attend career fairs in both the fall and spring. Students early in their programs can meet employers and learn about future career opportunities.
Why Attend a Career Fair
Organizations participate in fairs to identify prospective candidates for internship/co-op, and full-time career positions. Career Fairs provide students an opportunity to:
- Learn about career opportunities and research prospective employers
- Identify and/or create employment opportunities (intern/co-op, full-time positions)
- Hone job-hunting skills
- Network and meet hiring managers
- Land a job
Career Fair Resources
How to Work a Career Fair (PDF) by Dr. Kerri Day Keller, Career Center Director
- Handout (PDF) from presentation on key tips to utilize in preparing for Career Fair
Nine ways to attract attention at career fairs.
Attend on campus or view online workshops by Career Center advisors and recruiters.
Some employers may not accept resumes at career fairs so it may be helpful to make business cards.