Career Fair Info for Students

Career Fair Plus App

Download the app for free to see what companies are attending, the map of where companies will be in the field house, and favorite the employers you want to talk to! Create your entire game plan for the day in one place.

Apply for Career Fair Jobs

Log-in to your Handshake account and apply for the jobs with companies you will be speaking with. Get ahead of the competition and show your companies your interest beforehand.

Resume Reviews

Several resume review events will be held the month of the University-Wide Career Fair on campus and within the colleges. This is a great opportunity for a coordinator to review your resume before the employers. Check Handshake and our social media for location and dates.

Stop by the Career Services and Cooperative Education office during drop-in hours for a quick 15 minute resume review from Peer Career Advisors.

Prepare your Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is a 60-second or less introduction that quickly explains who you are, your expertise/goals, and your interest in the company. This was the No. 1 tip employers said all students should have for the Career Fair.

Piece your pitch together:

  1. Who are you? (Name, Year, Major)
  2. What type of job are you looking for?
  3. What have you done? What were your accomplishments?
  4. What interests you about this company?
  5. Next steps & Close

Meet with your Career Services Coordinator to practice your pitch before the fair.

Check-In

  1. Bring your RIT ID
  2. Leave bags at home for a quick check-in through the metal detectors. The SLC lockers will be closed on Career Fair day
  3. The Field House floor opens at 10 a.m.

Career Fair Survival Guide

Before the Fair

  • Research the companies
  • Prepare questions to ask employers
  • Practice your Elevator Pitch
  • Print multiple copies of your resume
  • Apply for all the jobs you’re interested in on Handshake
  • Attend company Information Sessions on campus

During the Fair

  • Dress professionally
  • Learn the location layout before approaching companies
  • Approach companies you’re unfamiliar with - it may surprise you
  • Be patient if lines are long
  • Shake hands and smile when meeting employers
  • Collect employer business cards and keep notes to remember important facts for the future
  • Listen to your body and take a snack and water break
  • Find RIT alumni employers by finding the Tiger Sticker on their name tag

After the Fair

  • Attend Interview Day only if invited
  • Write thank you notes to the employers you’re interested in
  • Be patient in employer follow-up as they attend many Career Fairs
  • Make a follow-up call within a week of the fair
  • Contact our office if you have lost a business card for contacts
  • Meet your coordinator for assistance on job offer and salary negotiations