Wednesday, April 5, 2017
12:00pm - 3:00pm
Newcomb Hall

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Career Fair Prep

Office Hours

Career advising during open office hours is available in 15 minute sessions - no appointment necessary. This is a perfect opportunity for resume reviews, practicing your elevator pitch, job and internship search guidance, and more!

Newcomb 170
Mon - Fri
12:00pm - 5:00pm





Knowing what you want out of a career fair ahead of time will set you up to best achieve your goals. Check out these expert tips for UVA Students.

Learn How to Navigate a Career Fair

First time to a career fair?  Want to be sure you are ready?  Check out these great workshops:


  • How to Stand Out at a Career Fair
    Various Times – Check the Calendar
    Planning to attend an upcoming career fair? What do you say? Who do you talk to? What do you wear? This session will provide strategies for marketing yourself to recruiters and the opportunity to develop and practice your "elevator pitch." With these tips you'll be ready to walk into any career fair with confidence. RSVP via Handshake to save your seat!  If you have one, please bring a laptop.
  • Resumes, Cover Letters and References
    Various Times – Check the Calendar
    Meet with one of our Career Peer Educators to be sure your resume is ready for the fair! Be sure to RSVP via Handshake and please bring a draft copy of your resume if you have one.
  • Practice Your Pitch w/ Career Peer Educators
    Various Times – Check the Calendar
    Never been to a career fair? Want to visit the Fall Job and Internship Fair, but are unsure of how to navigate the event? Sign-up to attend this workshop where a Career Peer Educator will walk you through the basic strategies of marketing yourself to a recruiter. The CPEs will conduct a LIVE mock introduction with a recruiter who is at the fair. You will then have the opportunity to practice your own introduction. This workshop takes place at the Fall Job and Internship Fair. RSVP via Handshake to save your seat!

Check out How to Navigate a Career Fair page for additional tips.