Virtual Career Fair Prep

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

Students: Select any of the following videos to view the session learn about the listed topic.

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
Claudia Dinardo from Ensign-Bickford Industries

“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
Whitney Hoskins of FNBO 

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

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