The BYU Career Fair is coming up on Oct. 3, giving students the opportunity to make connections with possible future employers in a new and exciting way.
The fair is open to all students and graduates looking for internship or career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. One hundred companies are currently registered, allowing students the chance to look into career futures with national and local companies.
This year, students will be able to register online for a RecPass Badge with a personalized QR code. This eliminates the paper waste and possibility of employers losing a student’s résumé. Employers will simply scan the QR code, gaining access to both contact information and a résumé.
“If students will register online and create a profile, it will make the process a lot easier and a lot less time consuming,” said Rachel Dean, a coordinator for the career fair.
The BYU Career Services website, careerfair.byu.edu, is where students can register as well as view a list of the companies attending. BYU Career Services suggests coming prepared to achieve the greatest success. Students are encouraged to do research on the companies beforehand and have a strategic plan.
“Students should maybe practice on a few companies before moving on to their main company,” said Eric Davis, a coordinator for the fair.
BYU Career Services suggests dressing in interview attire. Students who come prepared with well thought out questions have a better opportunity for getting job placement. Companies meet hundreds or thousands of students during a career fair, so standing out is essential.
“I went to the BYU Career Fair and ended up with an internship and a full-time offer, so it worked for me,” Davis said.
The BYU Career Fair coordinators say that the companies are screened beforehand to ensure they are looking for high-quality employees and offering appropriate positions.
“Hundreds of students have gotten interviews in the past,” Dean said. “Students get invaluable experience preparing a résumé and talking to recruiters.”
The event will take place in the WSC Ballroom and Garden Court on Thursday, Oct. 3. Walk-in résumé critiques will take place in 2400 WSC on Monday, Sept. 30, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m.