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Illinois ACES + LAS 2020 Virtual Career Fair

Event Type
Informational
Sponsor
ACES Career Services
Location
Virtual
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Sep 24, 2020   8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Registration
Registration
Contact
Patricia Simpson (CS), Director, Chemical Sciences Academic Advising & Career Services
E-Mail
plblum@illinois.edu
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The ACES + LAS Virtual Career Fair is open to all students, but targeted to graduate and undergraduate students in the College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences.  

Register prior to the fair at this link: https://go.illinois.edu/ACES_LAS_Virtual



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How to Get the Most out of a Career Fair

Before the Fair: 
- Create your account on the CareerEco platform: https://go.illinois.edu/ACES_LAS_Virtual
- Ensure your Handshake @ Illinois account is updated with your current GPA, skills, and experiences
- Research the organizations that might be of interest to you (and what positions they may have available)
- Know why you're there...why are you interested in working for their organizations?
- Type up a short verbal summary/elevator pitch so that you can cut and paste it into the employer chat room
- Write out questions for each employer so you can quickly type (or paste) those to the employer
- Develop a strong resume, have it critiqued, and upload it to your Handshake @ Illinois account (have several more than you think you'll need)
 
 
 
During the Fair:
- Take the initiative to introduce yourself
- Write down the representative's name (so you can follow up with a thank you email)
- 'Warm up'...start with a company that is number 4 or 5 on your list before heading to your top choice
- Connect with organizations you had not considered before and take initiative to engage in meaningful conversations
- Ask if an employer plans to conduct interviews (or what the next steps/timeline would be)


After the Fair:
- Send a thank you email
- Ensure your voicemail is not full and consider answer numbers you don't recognize, in case a prospective employer calls
- Stay connected with your Career Services office...we are here for you every step of the way!
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