Career Fairs Frequently Asked Questions
How can I attend the career fair this fall?
The Career Fair is hosted on Handshake.
What browser should I use to connect?
Google Chrome is the recommended browser. Make sure you allow pop-ups.
What is the cut off time for registering for events?
Students can sign up for appointments with employers up to 5-minutes before the start time. Students can register for additional meetings up to 5-minutes prior to a meeting start time.
What do I do when I enter an appointment/meeting?
Meetings take place IN Handshake. Videos can be restarted if the video is dropped or has a bad connection.Turn on your camera and microphone in the meeting.
What is a 1:1 session with an employer?
The 1:1 sessions are 10-minutes long and are private meetings with you and the employer. You will need to prepared for the meeting by developing an elevator pitch and have questions ready. Drop by the Internships & Career Services virtual drop-in hours for help preparing for the career fair.
What privacy setting does my Handshake profile have to be set to?
Recruiters will have access to your Handshake Profile. Make sure it is complete (100%) and the privacy setting is set to “Community.”
What should I wear?
Dress professionally. ASCC has a Career Cougar Closet where you can get professional clothing, if needed.
Why Should Freshmen Attend the Career Expo and Technical Fair?
The Career Fair is your gateway to your future career and it’s important that you start building your professional network in your freshman year by attending the fair. You can attend the 30-minute virtual group sessions (up to 50 students can attend) to learn more about the company or schedule a virtual 1:1 meeting with a company representative who will answer your questions about careers in the industry, what the company looks for in an intern, whether or not they hire interns who are just starting their educational career, or any other question you might have about the company or the industry. Keep in mind that 80 percent of jobs happen because of networking and the career fair is the best place to build your network.
Check out this article from LinkedIn for more reasons why freshmen should attend the career fair.
What happens if I have audio/video troubles?
In case you get cut off or audio/video doesn’t work, make sure you get the recruiter’s contact email so you can share your materials (resume, LinkedIn link, etc.).
Where can I go if I need assistance during the fair?
Please visit the ACSS Troubleshooting page for assistance before or during the fair.