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Visit mica.edu/career-development for resources on creating a resume, website, business cards, how to research employers, and more.
What is the Fair?
- Annual networking and job fair for MICA students and alumni.
- Meet with 60+ companies representing a range of industries and majors.
- Employers can review your resume, portfolio, and conduct informational interviews.
- Meet people! Also known as networking.
- Explore internship, part time, and full time opportunities.
- Receive professional feedback on your work.
- Get a free professional headshot.
- Maybe get an offer! Previous fairs have resulted in job and internship hires.
How to Prepare/What to Bring
- Research attending employers; understand their work, mission, and what they’re hiring for.
- Curate your portfolio for each employer and save a presentation of your work to your laptop or tablet. Do not rely on wifi!
- Prep your resume and online presence (bring 10+ resume copies to the fair).
- Create business cards/takeaways (bring 20+ to the fair).
- Prepare a short introduction of yourself that connects your skills and interests with the company’s work.
- Prepare thoughtful questions to ask each employer about their organization and what they are looking for in potential candidates.
- Practice interviewing with a friend or schedule a mock interview with a Peer Career Advisor.
- Get your clean, professional outfit ready to wear. Clean your portfolio, laptop, and organize your desktop to look professional.
- Schedule an appointment with a PCA or utilize drop in hours (Tu/Th 2-4pm).
What to Expect
- No registration required.
- Each of the 60+ companies will have a table.
- Walk around, check out the employers, and meet with companies who interest you. Representatives are expecting you to approach them and introduce yourself.
- Employers are expecting you to know about their company. Research the positions they are hiring for. Never ask “what does your company do?”
- Leave a copy of your resume/takeaway with organizations you’re interested in.
- Ask for the rep’s contact information (pro tip: send a thank you email and connect on LinkedIn).