Check back on the dates below for tips on preparing for the fair!
Sept 12: Fifteen days to the BIG Fair!
RSVP through Symplicity for the BIG Fair to receive tips, updates, and reminders about the Fair, tips on how to effectively attend the Fair, and get a chance to win two (2) movie passes to the Scotiabank Theatre in Vancouver!
Sept 19: Eight days to the BIG Fair!
Prepare your resume. For feedback on how to improve your resume, book a resume consult or attend one of our mini-resume consults happening on September 22, 23 & 26, 2011 (12:00 to 2:00PM) along South AQ, near B9200.
Resume consults are available to all current SFU students and recent alumni (up to two years afer graduation) Mondays to Fridays. Call Career Services at 778-782-3106, or visit us at one of our campus locations to set up a time.
Sept 20: Seven days to the BIG Fair!
Review the exhibitors list. Make a list of your priority organizations from the exhibitors list at Symplicity. Research these exhibitors ahead of time to find out more about the organization and prepare informed questions.
Check out the links below (PDF):
Complete BIG Fair 2011 Exhibitor List
Potential Questions to Employers
Sept 22: Five days to the BIG Fair!
Plan your attire. Ever heard the phrase “dress for the career you want, not the one you have”? Help create a lasting first impression by dressing neat and smart! Make yourself stand out from the crowd by putting on your business attire, formal or casual. Don’t be too casual – avoid wearing torn jeans, slippers, or t-shirts with inappropriate messages or words.
Sept 24: Three days to the BIG Fair!
Prepare your “Elevator Pitch.” Introduce yourself by using a 30-60 second speech that you could complete within one elevator ride if you had to. Tell the employers who you are, why you are here today, what you know of the company, and what you can offer. Use the attached exercise to help plan your elevator pitch.
Elevator Pitch Exercise
Sept 25: Two days to the BIG Fair!
Read through “Career Fair Do’s and Don’ts” for some quick tips on how to network and approach exhibitors.
Career Fair Do’s & Don’ts
Sept 26: One day to go to the BIG Fair!
Is your Big Fair checklist complete?
- Elevator speech
- Appropriate attire
- Copies of resume
- List of exhibitors to visit
- Pen and paper
If it is, get a good night’s rest! See you at the BIG FAIR!