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Increased preparation = increased chance of job fair success. Watch this video for important tips from a BC student on how they prepared for the fair and this 2-minute video can help you get a sense of what to expect. Utilize  Use the below guide to organize yourself on how to best prepare for an upcoming job fair.

One to Two Weeks Before:

  •  Dress for Success: Have you gotten your professional attire yet? Here’s some fashion do’s and don’ts. The Magner Career Center partners with organizations that help students access professional attire. If you are in need of professional attire, contact Sabine Saint - Cyr.  
  •  Update your resume: by using our resume guide before coming in to see a counselor. Since your resume markets your background and qualifications, it is the 1st step to getting an interview therefore it should look and sound professional.
  •  Have your resume reviewed: by our counselors by attending Drop-In Hours or scheduling an appointment. There are Extended Drop-In Hours for resume review during the week of the fair. Check BC WebCentral under the career workshop tab for those times.

    Craft your elevator pitchThis will include key components such as: Your  Your name, your major, when you will graduate, and a little bit about yourself (such as involvement in student organizations or a summary of your internship/work experience). Check out a video example. Come during extended drop-in hours (week of the fair).


    Get Extra Preparation: Come  Attend to a job fair prep workshop . (View view workshop times on on BC WebCentral under  under the career workshop tab).


    Conduct research:on the employers who are planning to attend by using the Vault. A The full list of attending companies will be sent out to students when the fair gets closer, employers can be found by going to Use this list to prioritize your top employers.  Make a list of the top companies you want to visit and arrive early. 


    Print multiple copies of your resume and practice your elevator pitch with friends, family, or colleagues to become more comfortable with delivering.


    Prepare a Small Bag: Have a dark plain folder with at least 15 copies of your resume, a pen and notebook for taking notes, list of employers and business cards (if you have them).