Spring Career Fair 2016

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19th, 2016 ~ 11:00am - 3:00pm
Bodek Lounge & Hall of Flags, Houston Hall
3417 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Career Fairs are only open to University of Pennsylvania students and alumni (not including MBA, law, dental, Med, and vet students).

Dress is business casual. Please bring copies of your resume!

Information for Students

Employers, click here for registration information.

FOR A LIST OF EMPLOYERS ATTENDING THE 2016 CREATIVE CAREER FAIR DOWNLOAD OUR CAREER FAIR PLUS APP BY SEARCHING FOR IT IN YOUR APP STORE ON YOUR MOBILE DEVICE. THE LIST OF EMPLOYERS CAN ALSO BE FOUND ON PENNLINK.

Tips for the Career Fair

1. Dress appropriately. This event is business casual.

2. Do your homework before you go. Research the companies attending by browsing through PennLink. This list will be available in let January.

3. Review the organization's descriptions and the positions that are available both throught the list on PennLink.

4. When you get to Houston Hall, decide which companies you will see first. Before you approach a table, think about the research you've done for a minute:

  • What do you already know about the employer? 
  • Think of questions that you can ask to help you understand what the organization is seeking and to learn of their hiring timelines and processes. 
  • Be prepared to give a brief summary of the type of work you are seeking. 
  • Be prepared to say a little bit about yourself (interests, projects, research, goals, etc.)

5. Approach recruiters! Don't be nervous, the recruiters are here to speak with you. Be sociable and professional.

6. Be prepared to initiate conversation, by asking questions or saying something that gives the person an invitation to talk. The idea is to converse with employers, not to just have a question & answer session. Your conversation should last for about a minute and a half.

7. Introduce yourself and thank the employer for attending. Shake hands and make eye contact. 

8. Be aware of others waiting. If you determine that you are not particularly interested in working for this organization, thank the recruiter for his/her time and walk on. If you are very interested, say something like, "I'd like to speak with you further, but I see that you have others waiting. May I come back later to see if you have more time?"

9. Be discreet in talking about employers. Even if you know the recruiter keep in mind that they represent the employer now. All conversations should be on a professional level. 

10. Provide the employer with your resume. Bring plenty of copies.

11. Some organizations will bring promotional gift items. Don't take more than you can carry inconspicuously and don't take take one if you haven't spoken with the recruiter. 

12. Take the recruiter's business card for future reference.

13. If you want to pursue a job with a recruiter, make sure you know what to do next (ie. fill out an application form, send a letter of recommendation, etc.)


Information for Students
Employers, click here for registration information.