Careers Fairs - How to make them work for you
You will find a list of attendees on MyFuture. The information will include a brief description of the company and what they are recruiting for. Do some further research by visiting the company website before the Fair.
Details of previous Fair attendees can be found below:
Business & Finance Fair 2016 for reference only
Tuesday, 18 October 2016, 11.00am - 3.00pm, Whitla Hall
Engineering, Science & Technology Fair 2016 for reference only
Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11.00am - 3.00pm, Whitla Hall
Law & Legal Related Roles Fair 2016 for reference only
Thursday, 20 October 2016, 11.00am - 3.00pm, Whitla Hall
Work Experience & Placement Fair 2017 for reference only
Wednesday, 8 February 2017, 11am - 3pm, Whitla Hall
Northern Ireland Graduate Recruitment Fair 2016 for reference only
13 June 2017, 11.00 am - 3.00 pm, Whitla Hall, Queen's University Beflast
Try to find out about the employer/organisation before you go and talk with their representatives.
Be able to explain what attracts you about a particular type of work and why you are interested in the organisation.
Introduce yourself to the company representatives - let them know your degree, year and that you have researched them. Companies are impressed by a motivated student wanting to make an informed career choice and making an effort to search for positions before many of the opportunities disappear.
What to Ask
Ask what sort of people the company is looking for in terms of degree, work experience etc. Try to find out more about the opportunities on offer in terms of duties, responsibilities, starting salaries etc. Ask about the company in terms of the future prospects for a new employee, eg training and development opportunities and try to find out how you can make your application stand out.
Before you move on
If you are interested in a position with the firm, say so and ask where you should go from there to get information or make an application.
Take a note of the name, position and company base of the representative you speak with; it will give you a contact to follow up.
Make use of your contacts and the information that you collect. Don't be afraid to mention a representative's name in your application to the company.