Prep Steps for the Internship Fair

“The expert at anything was once a beginner” – Helen Hayes

Did you know that Hope is hosting an Internship Fair on January 30, 2019 from 3-5 pm in the Bultman Student Center? Here are 5 quick tips that will help you prepare:

  1. Do some research

Inside Handshake you will find a list of all the companies that will be at the fair. Find the companies that you are interested in and do further research. Being able to mention a mission statement, or a goal the company is working towards  will help you stand out.

  1. Have a good resume

Your resume is your own personal advertising and marketing tool, making sure that your resume captures everything you have done and want to portray is essential. We recommend printing 10 copies of your resume to the fair. We can help you polish up your document during our drop in hours from 3:00-4:30 pm Monday-Friday at the Boerigter Center for Calling and Career.

  1. Be ready with your elevator pitch

Having only a few minutes to sell yourself can seem intimidating, however you are capable of doing it well! Check out this blog which includes great tips on how to write a great elevator pitch.

  1. Dress the part

Not only can looking good make you feel great and increase your confidence, you may leave the employer with a lasting impression. For this fair we encourage business casual attire. You can get ideas on how to dress from our blog or Pinterest board.

  1. Follow up with the company

When you are done introducing yourself and asking questions make sure to ask for business cards before you leave. If they do not have business cards make sure you ask for the potential employers name so that you can follow up with a thank you note or possibly a LinkedIn connection.

The Internship Fair will be held in the Bultman Student Center on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm.  Hope to see you there.


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