Tips for Virtual Career Event Participants

    The University of Scranton’s Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development will host a Virtual Career Event on Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17.
    April 15, 2020

    Students can be prepared to put their best virtual foot forward at The University of Scranton’s Virtual Career Event planned for Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17. The University’s Gerard R. Roche Center for Career Development posted an article on the Virtual Career Event webpage, published by Rasmussen College entitled “12 Ways to Make the Most out of a Virtual Career Fair.”

    Among the tips mention in the article are ones recommended for in-person as well as virtual career fairs, including to register ahead of time, research participating organizations, dress professionally and prepare your resume. In addition, there are tips more specific to the virtual format, such as making sure the technology you are using works and to pay attention to the background you are presenting on screen. Participants want the focus to be on them – not something distracting in the background.

    Virtual participants also must be more prepared to present themselves and “make their pitch.”  The full article can be seen on the Virtual Career Event webpage. Students can also register for the virtual event on the page and see a list of organizations participating in the fair.

    The Center for Career Development organizes a career fair each semester to help students from all majors discover opportunities for jobs, internships, co-ops or graduate and professional education. In addition to the career fairs, the center assists students in making career decisions that are consistent with their unique talents, aspirations and skills. Students can receive training in resume and cover letter writing as well as interview and job search techniques, among other services offered through the center.

    According to the University’s six-month post-graduate survey of members of its undergraduate and graduate classes, 99 percent of Scranton’s class of 2019 graduates, at both the undergraduate and graduate level, reported being successful in their choice of career path of either employment or pursuing additional education within six months of graduation. The success rate is based on career success data obtained for 77 percent of the undergraduate class and 83 percent of its graduate class.

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