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Fairs & Expos

Each year, the Center for Career Services sponsors two main career and internship fairs (one in Fall and one in Spring), the Federal Work Study Job Fair (in early Fall), and smaller expos that highlight specific industries such as communications, engineering, international affairs, museum studies, and small business and entrepreneurship.

Spring 2014 Career & Internship Fair
Fair Info - Preparation Tips
Other Fairs & Expos
Employers - go to the Employers Fair page for info on fair registration


Spring 2014 Career & Internship Fair

Thursday, February 27, 2014
1-5pm - Marvin Center 3rd Floor
Meet with employers representing more than 100 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.

 
Download this app for your mobile device & get easy access to info about the Fair! 

This application will provide information about the employers at the Fair, links to organization websites, table & room locations, information on the type of candidates an employer is recruiting, details on the LinkedIn Photo Booth and a survey to tell us what you think of the new career fair app!

To download the Fair's ‘Grupio’ app on your mobile device; search for 'Grupio' in the App Store, Android Market, or App World. Or, you can download the app from your mobile device directly via one of the links listed below:


iPhone
Android
Blackberry


After downloading the ‘Grupio’ app, search and select: GW Spring 2014 Career & Internship Fair.

Info 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 at the Spring 2014 Career & Internship Fair may also be found here:   Spring Fair Participants

RSVP

By submitting an RSVP, students and alumni will receive information 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

NOTE:  To assist students in preparing for the fair, we will have extended Walk-in Consulting Hours on Tuesday, February 25, and Wednesday, February 26, from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

For more detailed assistance with resume preparation or advice about how to approach an employer at a career fair, students can schedule a consultation with a consultant in GWork.  Also, review the Fair Preparation Resources & Tips section below.

Fair Student RSVP Tips & Preparation Messages
Students and alumni will be able to view here the email messages the Center for Career Services sends to those 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.

(Coming Soon!)

Tips & Resources
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 Center for Career Services.  You can do this online via the 48-Hour Resume Critique Service, or stop by in person during Drop-in Consulting hours (Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm).

Practice your 30-Second Professional Introduction ("Commercial")

Watch these online webshops:
Make the Most of the Career Fair
Resume Basics
Creating Cover Letters

Dress 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 Center for Career Services Pinterest page for visual help with how to "dress for success":  https://pinterest.com/gwcareercenter/

Fair Prep Workshops

Making the Most of the Career & Internship Fair for International Students
Friday, February 21, 2014
1-2pm
Marvin Center 402-404
RSVP: GWork Workshop calendar

Networking at the Career & Internship Fair
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
530-630pm
Marvin Center 302
RSVP: GWork Workshop calendar


Research Attending Employers

Visit GWork 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

Center for Career Services 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.


Other Spring 2014 Fairs & Expos

Engineering Career Fair & Panel

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Please note - this event has been cancelled.  Interested SEAS students may instead  register for the Careers in Engineering Alumni Panel & Workshop which will be held on the same day Register in GWork

Startup Career Expo

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
1-4pm
Marvin Center Continental Ballroom
Register in GWork

School of Public Health & Health Services Career Fair

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
1-4pm
Marvin Center Grand Ballroom

Get more info on the SPHHS Career Fair