The annual Career Fair is held each fall semester and attracts not only our students but also alumni and public job seekers. This year’s Career Fair offers lots of activities and programs that will help students navigate the Career Fair. The following is offered to WSU Tri-Cities students only:
Access to 65+ Employers, Professional Schools, and Graduate Schools
Take advantage of this free service by viewing job and internship opportunities posted on the Career Fair Job Board located next to the Information Kiosk (near the Art Gallery).
Student Spotlight Program gets you exclusive access to employers
This program allows students seeking a job or internship to present a 1-minute pitch to over 60 employers during the Exhibitor Breakfast. Up to 12 students are selected with priority given to seniors and certified juniors.
Selected students will work with the Career Development staff to prepare and/or refine their resume and cover letter, prepare and practice their resume pitch, interview prep, and advise on appropriate professional attire.
Students interested in the Student Spotlight Program should contact the Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 15.
WSU Student Only Access (9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Students will sign-in (register) inside the CIC Building the day of the event. No pre-registration required. Look for signage directing students to the location of registration tables outside each of the exhibitor rooms.
Registration requires you know your student ID# or bring your ID card.
Student Incentive Game Card with $1500 in drawing prizes (PS4, FitBit HR, et. al.)
This scavenger-hunt type game is an incentive for students to seek out exhibitors in three rooms and win prizes at the end of the day!
Instructions are on the game card and are as follows:
Pick up a game card when you sign-in at Career Fair
One card per student
Visit exhibitors in each area and have exhibitors sign off on game card,
The number of exhibitors you visit in each room will determine the number of tickets you get in the drawing!
Once you obtain the designated number of signatures, turn in the game card at the Information Kiosk to enter to win prizes. Drawing will take place at 3 p.m. at the Information Kiosk
Note: Keep mindful of last minute exhibitor cancellations posted at the Information Kiosk and outside each room.
Career Fair Guides to help you find the right employers
The Career Fair Guides (Guides) program is an exclusive student-to-student partnering program to help wary students navigate to employers for introductions.
Guides have an exclusive pass to visit with exhibitors and ask a variety of questions to gain insight into what each company is seeking (i.e, job and internship opportunities, type of majors, type of skill set, etc.). Using the information gained from their visit, Guides will assist and direct students to employers during All Student Access time. Guides will be posted outside each exhibitor room throughout the day.
There are many ways you can help as a Career Fair volunteer!
Volunteers assist with setting up the day prior to Career Fair (Wednesday)
Day of Event A.M. Set-up
Volunteers assist with setting set-up early morning the day of Career Fair
Volunteers will assist with taking down all areas when Career Fair concludes at 3 p.m.
Volunteers will serve as “bouncers” to ensure only registered attendees enter exhibitor rooms AND only during designated times
Some volunteers will assist with student sign-in (registration) located inside CIC Building; some volunteers will assist with the general public and alumni sign-in located outside CIC Building
Career Fair Guides
Volunteers will be required to attend an orientation session prior to the event. Guides are committed to participate in the mandatory 9:00-9:30 a.m. shift PLUS sign up for one of the two shifts to assist students.
Guides have an exclusive pass to visit with exhibitors from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. only and ask a variety of questions to gain insight into what each company is seeking and use this information to direct timid students to employers during All Student Access time. Guides will be posted outside each exhibitor room.
Interested in being a volunteer? Contact the Career Development Office at email@example.com or stop by West 140.
Prepare with Workshops and One-on-One Career Coaching
Want to stand out from other students attending Career Fair? Let us help you be a well-prepared student and make a very positive impression! The Career Development Office offers several Career Fair prep workshops and one-on-one Career Coaching on the following topics:
Cover Letters Made Easy!
This workshop offers students with the tips and tools to write a powerful cover letter to entice employers to read your resume.
Write a Resume That Gets You Interviews
This workshop will provide students with practical tips to enhance their resume to in today’s tough job market.
Prepare for Your Interview
This workshop focuses on acing the interview and landing the job. Learn what to do before, during and after an interview. Learn how to answer tough questions and make the best professional impression.
Navigating Career Fair
This workshop focuses on Career Fair tips, what to expect and what is expected of you before, during, and after Career Fair, how to prepare your “pitch”, approach recruiters, dress for success, and more!
Interested in scheduling a one-on-one Career Coach appointment? Contact the Career Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by West 140.