Calling ALL Jumbos! Our upcoming Virtual Career Fairs, hosted via Handshake, are open to ALL undergraduate and graduate students from ALL class years, majors and programs interested in connecting with the attending employers.
What kinds of employers will be at the fairs?
- Employers looking to hire students for entry-level positions for after graduation.
- Employers looking to speak to students about possible internships, co-op programs, fellowships, etc.
- Employers looking to connect with students to teach them more about their organization.
- Graduate schools sharing information with students about their various programs.
|Virtual Career Fairs – Spring 2021||Date||Time|
|Social Impact & Civic Engagement Fair in partnership with Tisch College of Civic Life||Thursday, February 11||1 – 4 pm ET|
|General Career & Internship Fair||Friday, February 12||1 – 4 pm ET|
Once registered, you will be able to create a schedule to meet with the employers 1-on-1 (10 minutes) and attend group sessions (30 minutes) as well. We encourage you to fill in any gaps in your schedule with new employers who you may not have considered before to learn about additional opportunities and expand your network. We also recommend reviewing their Handshake profile for open positions as well as researching each organization in advance of the virtual career fair.
Have a question about the virtual fairs? Chat with us during our office hours:
- Friday, February 5: 12 – 3PM (EST)
- Monday, February 8: 9AM – 3PM (EST)
- Tuesday, February 9: 12 – 3PM (EST)
- Wednesday, February 10: 9AM – 3PM (EST)
- Thursday, February 11: 8AM – 11:30AM (EST)
- Friday, February 12: 8AM – 11:30AM (EST)
Prepare for Virtual Career Fairs
- Get your resume ready. Check out our resume basics and sample resumes for AS&E and SMFA undergraduates and graduate students.
- Get a resume review. Get your resume critiqued prior to uploading it to Handshake as a public document for employers to view! Stop by the Career Center’s virtual resume critique day on Thursday, February 4 from 7 am – 7 pm ET (first come, first served, no appointment necessary). You can also make a Quick Question appointment for a resume review on a day of your choosing. In both cases, have your resume ready to share on screen via Zoom meeting.
- Attend our Prepare for the Fair workshop. This event will be hosted on Thursday, February 4, 12 – 1 pm ET. It will also be recorded for you to access on our YouTube playlist if you cannot make the event day of. In addition, we will have virtual/chat Office Hours leading up to the fair on Friday 2/5: 12-3PM (EST), Monday 2/8: 9AM-3PM (EST), Tuesday 2/9: 12-3PM (EST), Wednesday 2/10: 9AM-3PM (EST), Thursday 2/11: 8AM-11:30AM (EST), and Friday 2/12: 8AM-11:30AM (EST).
- Plan to dress professionally for the Virtual Career Fairs. Review proper attire for Men, Women, and those beyond the binary. Business casual attire is appropriate for the Virtual Industry Fairs, unless you’ve been instructed differently. You may note some career fair or interview attire guidelines portray traditional gender roles: Remember, you are the final judge of what will work for you. Job seekers should dress professionally for the gender they would choose to present at work or in gender-neutral attire. The most important consideration for appropriateness of attire is that clothes be professional, fit well, and be consistent with organizational culture.
[NO-SHOW POLICY] As a policy, we ask that students who no longer wish to meet with an employer they have a scheduled 1-on-1 with give notice and cancel prior to the start of the Virtual Career Fair. This is as a courtesy to the employer and to other students who would be interested in filling the slot. If the Fair has started, we kindly ask that you keep your commitment as a representation of not only yourself, but the Tufts community. *No-shows may result in a loss of access to all Handshake functionality*
Key resources for succeeding at a virtual fair hosted on Handshake:
- 10 Tips for Attending a Virtual Career Fair
- Key Considerations for Student Success at Virtual Fairs
- Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair, including preparation tips, day-of instructions, technology requirements, troubleshooting & more