Student Success Centre

Preparing for Career Fairs

Career and job fairs are a great way to network with recruiter contacts who can help you gain a better understanding of the transferable skills your degree has given you that can ultimately help you in your career.

Talk to recruiters about workplace trends; the skills, experience and knowledge required to get hired into the industry; and what will set you apart as a potential candidate. Be sure to research organizations in advance so that you are knowledgeable – bring a list of questions to show what you’ve learned about the company, and to find out more.

Be prepared to make a lasting impression on the recruiter so they will remember you when your application comes in!

Job/Career Fair Etiquette 101

What to do before, during, and after to make the fair work for you!

Before the Fair: 

At the Fair:

Get tips and advice on fair preparation from our video below

After the Fair:

Additional Preparation: Stand Out from the Competition

Find out how you can make yourself stand out in a room full of job seekers!  You can learn how to make the most of the fair and leave a positive and lasting impression on the recruiters you meet.

Get resume and cover letter help

Get into WERC (Western's Employment Resource Centre) to access the 'no appointment needed service'. Staffed by a team of Career Leaders who are trained to provide assistance with your job search document needs.

Talk to a Career Counsellor

Get help with issues such as identifying your career options, making career decisions, and implementing effective job search strategies. Learn more.

Attend a Workshop

"What do you say after hello?" Learn how to prepare for the Career Fair at one of our career workshops.

Remember to check CareerCentral and find out when employers are going to be on campus for: Employer Information Sessions, Panel Discussions, Mock Interviews and many other networking events.