Dunwoody Career Fairs
Dunwoody College hosts two on-campus, school-wide career fairs each year as well as a Construction Sciences Career Expo. Over 280 companies participate in these fairs annually, helping many Dunwoody students land paid jobs or internships well before they graduate.
Dunwoody’s annual, school-wide career fairs are open to all Dunwoody students and alumni.
Fall 2020 Career Fair: September 30, 2020, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. The Fall Career Fair will be held virtually. Registration will begin the week of July 6.
Construction Expo: February 2, 2021. Time/costs/schedule to be determined. Please check back later for updates.
Spring Career Fair: February 24, 2021. Time/costs/schedule to be determined. Please check back later for updates.
Career Fair Tips for Students
Employers expect you to be prepared. Make sure you:
- Update and polish your résumé. Contact Career Services at email@example.com for tips on how to make your résumé stand out.
- Review the list of companies attending and the jobs they are advertising. Check MyCareer for job descriptions.
- Make a day-of plan. Make a list of which companies you want to speak with, where they will be located on the provided event map, and what you want to speak with them about.
- Practice an introduction. Have a prepared, 30 second or less “elevator speech” about who you are and what you are looking for.
- Print plenty of copies of your résumé. Consider bringing business cards and your portfolio as well!
Come prepared and be professional.
- Dress professionally for your industry. Ask yourself, what would you wear for a job interview? Career fairs are essentially that.
- Make sure to wear your provided name tag. They help employers identify which department you’re in.
- Allow yourself adequate time. Do all of your prep work prior to the fair. This ensures you have enough time to speak with all of the employers you’re interested in.
- Respect employers’ materials/giveaways. Don’t focus on giveaways or promotional materials. Instead, pay attention to your conversation.
- Be assertive and make a good first impression. Start with a firm handshake, and be prepared to ask questions. Employers are eager to see how you handle yourself and how you demonstrate your communication skills.
- Ask for business cards. This gives you direct contact with the organization for networking and follow up purposes.
- Be courteous and professional. You represent yourself, your major, and Dunwoody College. Company representatives are here because they want to hire Dunwoody students–some representatives are even Dunwoody alumni! So, do your best to uphold Dunwoody’s reputation of training successful grads.
- Write a short thank you note to companies you spoke with. Make sure to acknowledging their time and thank them for coming to campus. This is an excellent practice to get used to and leaves a lasting impression.
- Follow up as necessary. Apply for jobs, schedule interviews, and make an effort to stay connected with organizations you’re interested in.