Career Fair – Student Info

2018 Career Fair Student Information

WSU Tri-Cities hosts an annual Career Fair during fall semester. The Fair is open to WSU Tri-Cities students, alumni and the general public.

The Career Fair offers students several programming components throughout the day, as well as opportunities to help students prepare and navigate the Fair.

September 20th, 2018

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.: Open to students, alumni, and general public

Visit the Career Development Office in Floyd 140 for more information about upcoming and previous career fairs.

Student Information
Student Registration
  • Register the day of Career Fair. No pre-registration
  • Register by swiping your WSU student ID Card at one of the indicated locations
  • Receive a name tag and list of employers and locations
  • Your name tag grants you access to the other locations
  • Look for signage directing students to registration table locations
  • Your registration automatically gets your name in a door prize drawing
Preparing for the Career Fair

Want to stand out to employers?  Let us help you be a well-prepared student and make a very positive impression!  We’ll help you understand the value in career fairs and how to approach them, establish a game plan, how to introduce yourself and converse, research companies using a cheat sheet, and creating a resume business card.

Student Spotlight Program
  • Up to 10 qualified students seeking a job or internship are selected to present a 1-minute resume to all assembled employers in one session.
  • Employers will be provided with presenter bios.
  • Employers interested in interviewing or speaking further with a student one-on-one may leave a business card in designated envelopes.

To qualify for the program, student must:

  • Be a certified junior or senior.  Priority is given to students graduating in December
  • Then May with second priority given to students seeking internships
  • With a gap year, and other class standings
  • Be looking for a career job or internship
  • Have a  3.0 GPA or higher

Students in the program are required to work closely with Career Development staff and expected to: 

  • Create a resume; have it reviewed and approved by Career Development staff
  • Create a 1-minute pitch and present it to Career Development staff
  • Prepare for and participate in a mock interview with Career Development staff
  • Have a professional head-shot photo taken by Career Development (to be used in presenter bios handed out to employers)
  • Meet all the above requirements by:  September 17th
  • Attend a Navigating Career Fair workshop
  • Wear professional business attire the day of the event
  • Arrive and check-in on time the day of the event

To Apply to the Student Spotlight Program:

Email the following information to tricities.careers@wsu.edu by Sept. 4th. 

  • Student’s Name:
  • Major:
  • Class Standing:
  • Expected Graduation Date (Semester/Year):
  • Are you seeking a job or internship:
  • What type of position are you seeking:
Career Fair Job Board

View jobs and internships opportunities posted by employers participating in Career Fair.  The Job Board is located next to the Information Kiosk (near the Art Gallery).

Career Fair Guides

The Career Fair Guides are trained volunteers who are there to help direct students and assist with introductions to employers.

Prior to Career Fair open hours, the guides will visit with employers assigned to them to gain a better knowledge of the types of opportunities available to students and use this information to lead students to employers.

Career Fair Guides will be stationed at the entrance to the exhibitor rooms.

Desired qualities of Career Fair Guide candidates are students:

  • with junior or senior status
  • who are enthusiastic and outgoing
  • willing to engage with students and professionals
  • seeking unique and valuable opportunities to hone their networking skills
  • who have attended previous Career Fairs
Career Fair Volunteer

There are many ways you can help as a Career Fair volunteer!

To ensure our volunteers are well-informed to answer questions to their volunteer assignment, all volunteers are committed to attend a mandatory training session prior to Career Fair where they will receive detailed assignment instructions, a Career Fair Schedule, exhibitor logistics, and Career Fair policies and procedures.

All assignments are for the day of Career Fair unless specifically noted.  Volunteer time commitment is listed by each assignment.

Set-up Team #1 – Wednesday, September 19 (pre-event set-up)    | 1:30-4:30 pm
Volunteers assist with setting up exhibitor rooms, signage, etc. the day prior to Career Fair.

Set-up Team #2 – Thursday, September 20 (day of event set-up)   | 7:00-8:30 am
Volunteers assist with setting set-up check-in stations and exhibitor booths the day of Career Fair.

Exhibitor Check-in Team   | 7:00-8:30 am
Volunteers assist with directing employers to their assigned exhibit room and where to unload vehicles.

Hospitality Team   | 7:00-9:00 am | 9:00-11:00 am | 11:00 am-2:30 pm (L)*
Volunteers assist with preparing coffee pots, assisting with breakfast set-up, transitioning room for snacks and beverages, monitoring hospitality room, replenishing supplies, assisting with sorting and delivering boxed lunches and beverages to exhibitors.

Door Monitors  | 9:00-11:00 am | 11:00 am-2:30 pm (L)*
Volunteers will serve as “bouncers” to ensure all attendees who enter are wearing an official career fair name tag or badge.  Door monitors will redirect students, alumni, general public, faculty, staff, and exhibitors to get an official name tag.  Desired qualities of a door monitor are students who are well-poised and possess good diplomacy skills.

Admission Tables  | 9:30-11:30 am | 11:30 am-2:30 pm (L)*
Volunteers will ensure students, alumni, general public, faculty, and staff are signed-in properly to attend Career Fair.  This includes using a swiper, sign-in sheets, providing name tags, handing out a list of employer locations, and door prize tickets.

Take Down   | 2:30-4:30 pm
Volunteers assist with packing up and removing items from exhibitor rooms, information kiosk, volunteer check-in station, admission tables, hospitality room, job board, signage, etc. and transporting event tubs and items to Career Development office.

Career Fair Guides   | 9:30-10:00 am (mandatory attendance–all guides visit with employers) | 10:00 am-Noon | Noon – 2:30 pm
Note:  All Guides required to participate in the 9:30-10:00 am time slot then choose only one of the other time slots to guide students.

Prior to Career Fair open hours, Guides will visit with employers in assigned exhibitor room to gain better knowledge of the types of opportunities available to students and use this information to lead students to employers.  Guides will be posted outside each exhibitor room.

Desired qualities of Career Fair Guide candidates are students:

  • with junior or senior status
  • who are enthusiastic and outgoing
  • willing to engage with students and professionals
  • seeking unique and valuable opportunities to hone their networking skills with employers
  • who have attended previous Career Fairs
*(L) lunch provided to volunteer

Interested in being a volunteer?  Fill out this contact form, contact the Career Development Office at tricities.careers@wsu.edu  A sign-up sheet is also available in our office in Floyd 140.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

I am interested in volunteering for:

Pre-event Set-up (Wednesday, Sept. 27, 3-5 pm)Day of Event early A.M. set-up (Thursday, Sept. 28, minimum 2-hour commitment; time slots vary but begin at 7am)Room Monitor (Thursday, Sept. 28, minimum 2-hour commitment; time slots vary but begin at 9:30am)Registration Table (Thursday, Sept. 28, minimum 2-hour commitment; time slots vary but begin at 9:30am)Take Down (Thursday, Sept. 28, 2:30-4:30pm)

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