Career fair resources for success
Each year, Wayne State University hosts a variety of career/job fairs. These employment fairs are great places to network and meet people who know people who know of a company looking for someone just like you. Meet as many people as possible if you are looking for a job. You never know where it will lead.
Handshake Virtual Career Fairs
- The Virtual Fair on Handshake
- Identifying a virtual fair
- Registering and signing up for sessions
- Preparing for the fair
- Participating in the fair
- Following up after the fair
In-Person Career Fairs
Career fair articles
Know Your Elevator Pitch for any Fair!
Prepare a 30-second introduction or elevator pitch to use with employers. Students can practice answering this important question through our Big Interview mock interview platform. You don't want to sound like you are reading a script, but you do want to sound like you thought about why you are there.
An elevator pitch might sound something like, "Hello. I'm Wonda Warroir, a senior in Communications studies with an emphasis in Organizational Communications. My experiences include working as an intern for Health Alliance plan, leading their social media and internal communications strategy. I'm looking for a position related to Social Media Content when I graduate this May. I read on your website that (name of organization) has an entry-level position in your corporate marketing department, and I would really like to learn more about this role."