Fairs & Expos
Each year, the Career Center sponsors two main career and internship fairs (one in Fall and one in Spring), and the Federal Work Study Job Fair (in early Fall). To complement our fairs, we also produce smaller expos that highlight specific industries such as communications, engineering, international affairs, museum studies, and small business and entrepreneurship.
Our fairs and expos feature employers who may be recruiting for full-time, part-time, cooperative education, and/or internship opportunities--consult the fair links in GWork to review the profiles of registered employers to learn about the companies and to see if they are hiring and for which positions.Spring 2013 Fairs & ExposFair Info - Preparation Tips / Registered OrganizationsNote: If you are an employer wishing to get information on registering for a fair, please go to: http://gwired.gwu.edu/career/employers/fairs.
Spring 2013 Fairs & Expos
Spring 2013 Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Charles E. Smith Center
Meet with employers representing more than 120 diverse organizations who may be recruiting for full-time post-graduation positions, internships, Co-op positions, and part-time employment. RSVP: Log into GWork (or your school-specific GWork portal, e.g., GWorkSB.com for GWSB students and alumni, etc.), click on the Fair link and review employer profiles to confirm for which positions they may be hiring and the requirements. To get tips on how to prepare for the fair, go here.
The Fair features the LinkedIn Professional Photo Booth! Get a free professional headshot for your LinkedIn profile! Stop by the booth at any time during the fair. Sponsored by GW Alumni Relations.
Make the Most of the Spring Career & Internship Fair Workshop
Monday, February 11, 2013
Marvin Center 405
RSVP: GWork Workshop calendar
More preparation tips here
StartUp DC Student Career Expo
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom
Meet with various start-up companies in exciting high-growth industries to discuss your career plans, network, and learn about internships and jobs. RSVP: Log into GWork (or your school-specific GWork portal, e.g., GWorkSB.com for GWSB students and alumni, etc.), click on the Fair link and review employer profiles to confirm for which positions they may be hiring and the requirements. To get tips on how to prepare for the fair, go here.
Get info on participating employers, how to RSVP, and how to prepare for fairs and expos!Information on Participating Employers
Students and alumni may view a list of employers who are attending, get detailed information about their organizations, including company descriptions and details on position types, majors recruited, citizenship requirements, degree levels recruited, and hiring status at the fair (i.e., whether they are accepting resumes or providing company information only) by logging into their GWork profile and finding the link to the appropriate fair.
Information on registered employers for the Spring 2013 Career & Internship Fair may also be found here: Spring Fair Participants
Check out the online version of the Spring 2013 Fair Guide below. The Guide will provide information on how to prepare for the Fair as well as info on registered employers and the positions for which they may be hiring. The print version of the Guide will be made available at the Fair.
By submitting an RSVP, students will receive regular updates about how to prepare for the fair and make the most of it. To RSVP, log into GWork
(or your school-specific GWork portal) and click on the appropriate link. Once on the fair participants page, click on the RSVP button.
Prepare for the Fair
For assistance with resume preparation or advice about how to approach an employer at a career fair, students can schedule a consultation with a consultant (see next section). Also, review the Fair Preparation Resources & Tips section below.Fair Student RSVP Tips & Preparation Messages
Students will be able to view here the email messages the Career Center sends to the students and alumni who have registered for the Career & Internship Fair in GWork over the three to four weeks leading up to the Fair. Included in the messages are tips, resources, and updated information about the Fair.
You can review the messages below that have been sent to the students and alumni who had registered for the Fair.
Spring 2013 Fair Preparation Message #1 - (coming soon!)
Fair Preparation Resources & Tips
The Career Fair & You: A Guide to Success
Check out this quick and clever fair prep video created by GW student, Charles Pulliam-Moore.
Brazen Careerist: "Map Out Strategy to Make the Most of Your Next Career Fair
"The Washington Post Career Coach Job Fair Tips
Resume Information & Assistance
Have your resume critiqued at the Career Center. You can do this online via the 48-Hour Resume Critique Service
, or stop by in person during Walk-in Consulting hours (Monday-Friday, 1-4pm).Practice your 30-Second Professional Introduction ("Commercial")
Watch these online webshops
Make the Most of the Career Fair
Creating Cover LettersDress to Impress
According to a survey by recruiting firm Adecco, 75% of hiring managers believe the top interview mistake millenials make is wearing inappropriate attire.
Check out the GW Career Center's Pinterest page for visual help with how to "dress for success": https://pinterest.com/gwcareercenter/
Research Attending Employers
to review attending employers (under Quick Links on your GWork profile page).
Visit employer websites and create a list of employers with whom you would like to connect during the Fair.
Create a list of questions for each employer. If you ask targeted questions that reveal to an employer you have done your research, you will create a positive impression and the recruiter will be able to discuss much more in-depth information which will provide you with more detailed information about possible openings now or in the future.Tips from Career Fair Recruiters
Career Center staff often ask recruiters if they have advice for students attending GW career fairs. One of the most often heard recommendations is "Smile, say hello and introduce yourself, make eye contact." First impressions are very important. By representing the recruiter with a pleasant engaging personality, you create an environment conducive to productive conversation.