The Benefits of Attending the Hawk Career Fair

A new school year has just begun and while you are starting to get acclimated to your class schedule and back into the school routine, it is also time to start thinking about your career or internship search. Now is the time to mark your calendar for an event on the very near horizon that is of great importance to all students looking for full-time jobs or internships. 

The 2012 Hawk Career Fair is scheduled for Wednesday, September 26 from 12:00 – 4:00pm in the Williams Center – Gym 1. The event will feature over 100 employers looking to talk to students from all academic disciplines.

So I am sure a few of you are asking yourself…why should I attend the career fair? With this question in mind, I present three key reasons why you – yes, you – should attend the Hawk Career Fair:

  1. Learn about specific industries, organizations, and careers – With over 100 employers registered for the event, there is a wide variety of full-time job opportunities and internships to explore. Visit the Career Fairs tab in Hawk Jobs to view the current list of employers and the job opportunities they are looking to hire for. 
  2. Networking – The career fair gives you the opportunity to meet with employer representatives face-to-face. You can talk about your resume and sell your skills and experiences to employers while getting your questions answered. Where else will you have an opportunity to meet with over 100 employers in one room, at one time?          
  3. Find a job! – Granted, you will not actually get hired at the career fair itself, but this is one of the first steps in the interviewing and hiring process for most employers. Employers will be attending the Hawk Career Fair looking to talk to you! They are eager to discuss their career opportunities and are seeking new talent to hire into their organizations – and they are looking to hire now. That’s right – employers will be looking for candidates for full-time jobs and for internships for the summer of 2013 at the Hawk Career Fair. 

The time to begin your search for full-time jobs and internships is now. Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with the over 100 employers that are coming to campus to meet and hire UW-Whitewater students! Between now and September 26, take the time to review the list of participating employers and the jobs they have to offer and polish your resume and personal branding statements.

If you need assistance, schedule a meeting with a member of the Career & Leadership Development team. For a quick resume review, you can also stop by the “Resume Doctor” events at Andersen Library on September 18, 19, and 20 from 1:00 – 4:00pm.

See you at the 2012 Hawk Career Fair!

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A student talking to a First Business Bank representative at last year’s Hawk Career Fair.