EUS Career Fair 2018
During the event
This year, the EUS Career Fair is going to be held at the Life Sciences Centre.
When: January 31st and February 1st - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Where: Life Sciences Centre Atrium
Tips and tricks for success
First impressions matter! Ensure that you are wearing appropriate clothing that reflects a professional image. For this event, business casual is recommended. Avoid shorts, torn denim, t-shirts, sneakers, and other casual attire.
Your Toolkit for Success
This may be a pen, notebook, business cards, resumes/cover letters... anything that will help you stay organized and focused.
During the Interaction
Learn the power of nonverbal cues! Keep in mind nonverbal cues, like the tone and volume of your voice, body language, posture, eye contact, and facial expressions. Use their non-verbals as a guide to how you interact with them.
A good, firm handshake goes a long way!
Make your conversations count! Engage in meaningful conversations and exercise qualilty over quantity. Ask open ended questions that will allow for the conversation to continue. Demonstrate that you are genuinely interested and be sincere.
The 80/20 Rule! 80% of the time, the focus should be on who you’re talking to, and 20% devoted to talking about yourself.
Invite a continuation of the relationship! Whether that looks like offering to add them on LinkedIn, reaching out over email or planning a time to have coffee, show that you are genuinely interested in connecting with them going forward beyond this event.
Make a graceful exit! Thank them for their time and make sure to leave time for other students who are wanting to talk to the exhibitor.
Keep an Open Mind
Not everyone you meet will be able to offer you a job in your preferred field, but you never know where connections lie. The more good impressions and connections you make the better! Try learning something new about engineering.