Upcoming Career Events:
Spring Career and Internship Fair
Monday, February 3, 2014
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM
601 W Dayton Street
Madison, WI 53703
Company participants will be posted on BuckyNet in the beginning of January.
How to Make the Most of the Career and Internship Fair
Before the Career Fair
- Research the companies participating in the Career Fair. Students registered on BuckyNet can view organization profiles and employment information by clicking on the Quick Link to the fair on their BuckyNet home page. Students can search through the employers attending the Career Fair within the fair database in BuckyNet.
- Prepare a one-minute “commercial,” often called the an "elevator pitch," to introduce yourself, demonstrate that you know something about the company, express why you’re interested in working for them and how your skills relate to what the company needs.
- Be prepared with questions to ask employers. Practice out loud!
- Know the general types of positions in which you have an interest and where you want to go with your career.
- Have a resume that’s digestible in one minute’s reading by busy employers. Bring enough copies!
- Be organized! Prepare a list of employers you want to visit during the fair.
During the Career Fair
- Business Professional attire is suggested. You don’t have to wear a suit, but do look professional.
- Make eye contact when introducing yourself to employers. Shake hands firmly and pay close attention to what the representative is saying.
- Ask questions about the company and current employment opportunities.
- Be enthusiastic! Smile and project interest in the company.
- Ask representatives for their business cards.
- Ask how you should best follow up, and who the contact person is.
- Make notes as you leave each company you’re interested in. You want to be prepared if you have further contact with a company representative.
After the Career Fair
- You may want to send a letter and another copy of your resume to employer representatives of particular interest to you. In your note, you can briefly describe an additional strength of yours that you didn’t get to mention at the fair and restate your interest in interviewing with them.
- Be prepared to interview with organizations of interest after the fair. Several organizations will conduct interviews in the BBA Interview Center the day after the fair, however, most of the participating organizations interview at the BBA Interview Center later in the fall semester.
- Reminder: To participate in the On-Campus Interviewing Program, you must be registered! If you haven’t already registered, stop by 3290 Grainger Hall.
See myBiz Calendar of Events
for upcoming Employer Information Sessions.
Career Development Series
The BBA Advising Center will be offering workshops and seminars throughout September and October. For the first time offerings are being tailored to fit specific needs and skill levels. Dubbed the Career Development Series, here are highlights from the semester:
The Beginning: A Foundation for Success
The Next Level: Career and Internship Fair Week
- Write a Winning Resume and Cover Letter: Thursday, Sept. 12 at 4p.m. and Monday, September 23 at 5:30p.m.
Sharpening Skills: Advanced Seminars
- Making the Most of the Career Fair (Presented by Kohl’s Department Stores): Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30p.m.
- Sharpen Your Interviewing Skills (Presented by BP): Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00p.m.
- Badger Business Networking Event (RSVP in BuckyNet in Advance; Restricted to Juniors and Seniors): Friday, September 27 from 11:30a.m. – 1:30p.m.
- Advanced Interviewing: Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30p.m.
- Social Media Use for Business Badgers: Wednesday, October 23 at 5:00p.m.
Mock Interviews by Major
Receive feedback on your interviewing skills from an experienced professional in your major area. Registered business and Certificate in Business students can sign up for mock interviews through BuckyNet at the start of each semester. Search 'mock' in the Jobs tab of BuckyNet to sign up.