Career Fair Preparation

Gear up for success at the upcoming career fair. Explore our comprehensive resources offering valuable tips, resume-building guidance, interview prep, and networking strategies to help you leave a lasting impression on employers, enhance your professional brand, build connections, and find your next opportunity.



Use the Value Bridge to Ace Your Interviews

The internship and job search process is time-consuming and competitive. The Value Bridge is a tool that offers candidates a framework to quickly and systematically organize their company research to their unique talents and skills based on the needs of …

By Brenda Fabian
Brenda Fabian Senior Director of Professional Graduate Career Services
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Ring in the New Year with These Top 10 Career Tips 

Start the New Year Strong with these Top 10 Career Tips:
1.Add upcoming Smeal career fairs, employer info sessions, networking/recruiting events to your calendar and review career fair prep tips
2. Polish your resume by visiting the Business Career Center for …
By Jana Jaffa
Jana Jaffa Associate Director of International Employment and Specialty Graduate Programs
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Preparing for Career Fairs

Career fairs can be the most intimidating places for college students to be in. Everyone is dressed in their best formals, on their best behavior, and competing for the same jobs!

You can prepare yourself beforehand to ensure you stand …

By Elaaf Khan
Elaaf Khan Preparing for Career Fairs!
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#Adulting: Rocking a Virtual Career Fair

Upcoming Virtual Career Fair: Hire Big-10 Fair (Tues. April 14th from 11am-3pm)

Though we’re in uncharted territory looking at how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting the job market, all hope is not lost for job & internship seekers. Similar to …

By Ali Chiavetta
Ali Chiavetta Graduate Intern
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Free resources as you get ready for career fair season!

Check out these free resources available to you as you start planning for the upcoming career fairs!

Free Resume Printing

The University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA), voted to pass a bill that will fund resume printing for students.

The program …

By Emily Tressler
Emily Tressler Marketing Communications Specialist
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Resources for Preparing for a Career Fair

Networking Resources and Tips

Networking is a mutually beneficial process that involves developing and maintaining professional connections. Networking provides you with an opportunity to …

Researching Companies

Researching information on companies will help you articulate areas of interest at career fairs, cover letters, networking events, etc.

Check …

LinkedIn Resources

LinkedIn is an important tool that helps you build your online brand. Check out the resources below to help you …

Career Fair Prep Tips

Career Fairs are an integral part of the job and internship search process. They are an opportunity to connect with …

Skills Employers Are Looking For (NACE Career Competencies)

For new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into the workforce. Career readiness is the foundation …

Virtual Career Fairs

Brazen is the virtual platform being utilized by the university for virtual career fairs this semester. Make sure you are …

LinkedIn Learning Courses to Help You Prepare

Nano Tips for Communicating with Confidence with Selena Rezvani

Taught by Selena Rezvani
View Selena’s LinkedIn Newsletter Welcome to our Nano Tips series, where LinkedIn Learning creators deliver impactful lessons in literally seconds.…

Delivering an Authentic Elevator Pitch

Taught by Tatiana Kolovou
View Tatiana’s LinkedIn Newsletter Find out how to craft an authentic personal pitch while projecting competence and warmth—two key factors…

How to Network When You Don’t Like Networking

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
Don’t like networking? You’re not alone. In this course, adapted from the podcast How to Be Awesome at Your Job,…

Successful Networking

Taught by Careercake
Networking is a task that many professionals would happily avoid. Making small talk with an introverted client or trying to…

The Ultimate Guide to Professional Networking

Taught by Dana Robinson
The business world is constantly evolving. If you’re following networking advice from the past, then you’re missing huge opportunities for…

Professional Networking for Career Starters

Taught by Jayla Hill
Connect to opportunity. Learn how to build and engage a network when you’re just starting out in your career. Jayla…

Finding a Job at Companies That Embrace Diversity and Inclusion

Taught by Chris Taylor
Whenever you look for a job, you probably have a list of “wants” for your new position. In addition to…

How to Crush Self-Doubt and Build Self-Confidence

Taught by Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
There is no magic pill that builds confidence overnight. Instead, confidence comes from repeating something until you’re familiar with it.…

Learning LinkedIn for Students (2022)

Taught by Garrick Chow
Learn how to tap into the power of LinkedIn to find internships, jobs, and valuable connections. In this course, Garrick…

Pitching Yourself for Opportunity

Taught by Jodi Glickman
Every conversation presents an opportunity to make a great impression. In this course, Jodi Glickman, CEO and Founder of,…