You may be thinking
- “What employers are hiring students with my experience, skill sets and major?”
- “How can I effectively give my employer pitch in such large room with lines of students?”
- “How do I know where the companies are located?”
- “Does it matter what side my nametag does on?”
- “How can I stand out to employers through my resume, networking or online?”
Student Engagement & Career Development has the answers to all your questions – The Education Zone also known as the ED Zone! The ED Zone is an area with various stations designed to help you boost your confidence and experience success before and after Career Days. The ED Zone and Career Days will be located in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union Memorial Center on the third floor.
Let’s talk the benefits!
1.Boost Your Confidence:
The ED Zone is a space for you to get the answers to all your last minute questions, do one last double take, and get that extra boost of confidence before entering the fair.
Research & Ready- Employers say that a well-prepared student is the most impressive aspect to recruiters at Career Days! Use the Research Station determine what companies are hiring your major as well as research and map out the companies you are interested in on the CareerFairPlus app to enhance your conversation with recruiters.
Practice your Pitch- Practice makes perfect as they say, practice your elevator pitch and gain feedback from Career Educators.
Style Station- Stop by prior to entering the fair to receive expert tips from JCPenney stylists and Sephora consultants on how to dress for success. Sephora will also have products & gift cards in the Ed Zone raffle!
2.Be Prepared for the Next Steps:
The ED Zone is the perfect place to stop by after you network with employers!
Perfect Profile- Maybe an employer at Career Days asks you to connect on LinkedIn – Ed Zone has you covered! We have Career Educators available to give advice on how to optimize your online profiles.
Professional Photos- Since you will already be in your best professional dress stop by the Ed Zone for your FREE professional headshots to use for your Handshake and LinkedIn profile.
Stop by the ED Zone to boost your confidence, prepare for the next steps and for a chance to enter our Ed Zone raffle to win various prizes!
Helpful Career Day Resources:
Download the Career Fair Plus App to get up-to-date notifications, employer lists, and room layout to maximize your time at the fair:
Handshake: research employers, find job and internship postings, upload your resume for recruiters and update your profile
Prepare for the Fair: join us March 12 - 16 for 24 events to network, learn from employers, and prepare for Spring Career Days
Resume Lab: need to update your resume or cover letter? Bring your document into our drop-in resume lab hours
Employer Information Sessions: employers regularly come to campus to meet with students and share opportunities