Career Fair from Home: Preparing Huskers for the Virtual Career Fair

UNL Career Services is excited to host career fairs virtually this fall. To help Huskers prepare, we have created Career Fair from Home, with the purpose of helping talented UNL students have the most successful virtual Career Fair experiences possible.

The Career Fair from Home event runs Monday, August 31st and Tuesday, September 1st from 10 am to 11:30 am.

Over the first hour of the event, student may navigate to any of the below Zoom Rooms to visit with career coaches and employer representatives and learn about the topic listed. Each session repeats every 10 minutes, and students may join or leave at any time! Following the hour block, beginning at 11 am, a 30 minute open Q&A time will be available to students who still need help.

Session times: 10:00 am, 10:10 am, 10:20 am, 10:30 am, 10:40 am, 10:50 am
All panelist session: 1100 am – 11:30 am

Students: Select any of the following sessions to join the Live Zoom Room and learn about the listed topic.

Topic

Info & Hosts

Zoom Room Link

What to Expect from Your First Virtual Career Fair

Virtual career fairs are similar but different to more typical in-person events. In this session, get a broad overview of the virtual fair experience!!

Hosted by:
Emily Wilber & Meagan Savage of Career Services
Jud Hoffschneider from Farm Credit Services of America (Monday only)
Claudia Dinardo from Ensign-Bickford Industries (Tuesday only)

“How Do I…” : Technical Solutions for the Virtual Platform

So you’re registered – now what? Attend this session to understand how to sign up to meet with employers, how sessions with employers work and are run, and more.
Hosted by:
Mallory Wallace & Amber Pape of Career Services

Setting Up Your Space for Success in Virtual Interactions

Whether you will be attending the virtual fair from your dorm, Greek house, a reserved room on campus, or other space, you want to give the best impression to employers you can. Attend this session to learn about how to prepare for 1:1 sessions with employers.
Hosted by:
Bonnie Martin & Greyson Holliday of Career Services
Kevin Forrest of Union Pacific Railroad (Monday only)
Whitney Hoskins of FNBO (Tuesday only)

Research & Strategy Development

As with any career fair, employers are most excited to talk to students who are well-researched and understand their company. Learn how to research employers in this session and develop a strategy for your interactions with them.
Hosted by:
Kristen Aldrich, Julie Obermeyer & Letty Garcia of Career Services
Kelsey Cox of Sandhills Global

Understanding Employer Expectations

With the move to a virtual platform, it might be hard to understand what employers expect from their interactions with students during the fair. This session can help you understand employer expectations for professionalism and preparedness in the virtual career fair.
Hosted by:
Lauren Stehlik of Career Services
Micah Lindblad of Nelnet

All Panelist Q&A Forum (begins at 11 am)

Join Career Services and our employer partners in this session for an open discussion on the virtual fair! Join here!

If you still need help after the event, check out the open Canvas course shell for Career Fair Preparation!