Career Fair From Home Prep Event: Preparing Huskers for the Virtual Career Fair

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CST

Repeat Session:  Wednesday, February 10th, 2021, 10:00 – 11:30 AM CST

Career Services is excited to host spring career fairs virtually through Handshake’s career fair platform. The Career Fair From Home Prep Event is designed to help UNL students get ready to have the most successful virtual Career Fair experiences possible.

After a brief introduction, students may join any of the below Zoom Room sessions to hear from and visit with Career Coaches and employer representatives to learn virtual career fair basics, strategies, and best practices. Each session (except for the introduction session) repeats every 15 minutes, so students may join each session in no particular order. Following an hour of  these sessions, a 25-minute Employer Panel session will begin which will include an open Q&A time.

Join us for the following Live Zoom Room sessions to learn about each of the topics listed below.

Quick Intro (10:00 am only): 
Learn the format and the how-to’s of the Career Fair From Home Prep Event and its sessions.  After the introduction, students can choose any of the following break-out sessions to start and can proceed to the next in any order.

Session times (join in any order): 10:05 am, 10:20 am, 10:35 am, 10:50 am

Technical Steps, How-To’s, and Troubleshooting
Hosted by: Mallory Wallace and Amber Pape of Career Services

Setting Up Yourself and Your Space for Success in a Virtual Fair 
Hosted by: Bonnie Martin of the College of Engineering and  Kelsey Mick of Sandhills Publishing

Preparing for a 1:1 Session v. a 30 Minute Group Session
Lauren Stehlik of the College of Business and Whitney Hoskins of First National Bank Omaha (February 9) or Taylor Johnson Barnes of Northwestern Mutual Life (February 10)

Finding Employers of Interest and Deciding the Days to Attend
Hosted by: Kristen Aldrich of the College of Arts and Sciences and  Chloe Foote of Assurity (February 9) or  Meagan Savage of the College of Arts and Sciences and Jeanine Beaudin of Millard Public Schools (February 10)

Employer Panelist Session: 11:05 am – 11:30 am
Join our employer partners for a virtual career fair Q & A on final details such as:

  • What strategies have students used to make themselves stand out – in a good way?
  • What type of research on your organization do you expect, how far should a student go?
  • What are your goals in a group session v. a 1:1 session?
  • In what way does having our video on make a difference? Is it really necessary?
  • How should a student follow-up after attending a session with you?
  • What lessons did you learn in fall’s virtual fair which you will apply this spring?
  • And your questions!

‘See you there (Tuesday or Wednesday)!

For more help after the event, check out the open Canvas course shell for Career Fair Preparation!