You + Graduation = Job?

If this equation makes you nervous, stopping by the BYU Career Fair on January 30th will do you worlds of good.

All students, from veteran seniors to novice freshman, are encouraged to come and network with the 78 companies attending the fair. Since many of these companies are seeking students with skills in physical and mathematical sciences, students should come prepared to pitch their résumés and discuss their qualifications.

The fair may seem intimidating, but University Career Services has all the resources students need to prepare. Learn how to network and navigate an interview on the UCS website, and polish your résumé with a critique from the UCS office in 2410 of the Wilkinson Student Center.

Wondering how to stand out at the fair? Here are a few tips:

· Shed the lab coat and don your business wear. Employers are impressed with students who come dressed for an interview.

· Don’t come empty handed. Bring several copies of a critiqued résumé to leave with employers.

· Do your research. Study the companies you plan to meet with and be prepared to ask knowledgeable questions. Show genuine interest by familiarizing yourself with each company’s needs and be prepared to explain how you can meet them.

· Get excited. Students who show enthusiasm will make an impression.

Graduation may look menacing, but it doesn’t have to be. Whether you’re career-savvy or just starting out, the BYU Career Fair can help you find the solution to post-grad success.

By Carly Huchendorf Posted on