Career Fair Prep: 9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair…

The Viterbi Career Fair is Tuesday, October 11th!!!

TIME: 10:00am- 3:00pm

LOCATION: Trousdale

9 Ways to Stand Out at a Career Fair 

1. Dress for the job you want.

2. Do your research.

3. Don’t rush in. Rather, create a game plan.

4. Have your elevator pitch ready.

5. Make sure your body language conveys your interest.

6. Mix and mingle with as many recruiters as you can.

7. Ask thoughtful questions.

8. Ask for business cards.

9. Follow up with a ‘thank you’ note.

– by Gianna Sen-Gupta, The Huffington Post

Read the full article here.

M. Lilian Barajas

Author M. Lilian Barajas

Lilian Barajas, assistant director of the Viterbi Career Connections office, is responsible for advising students, managing student communication including social media, the lead for large scale events such as the Career Fair and Career Conference, and connects Viterbi student organizations with employers. She has worked at Viterbi since 2007, first as a graduate assistant and now as the assistant director. Prior to working at USC, Lilian spent a number of years teaching. Lilian received a bachelor’s degree in family and consumer sciences from California State University, Long Beach, and a master’s degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs (PASA) from the Rossier School of Education at USC. She is also a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and the Mountain Pacific Association of Colleges and Employers (MPACE).

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