Career Fair Do's and Don'ts

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Career Fair Do's and Don'ts

The 2016 Fall Career Fair will be held at the Campus Recreation Center on Monday, Sept. 12 and Tuesday, Sept. 13. Over 360 employers will be in attendance, looking for students to fill permanent, co-op, and internship positions.

Students who want to nail the interview and land the job can prepare by taking advantage of mock interviews, resume blitzes, seminars, etiquette dinners, workshops, and more, where professionals from business and industry, their college, or Georgia Tech’s Center for Career Discovery and Development share their guidance and expertise.
But what advice might students have for other students when it comes to making the most of Georgia Tech’s many face-to-face job search opportunities? How do they manage the pitfalls of personal appearance, the intimidation of the interview, the hazards of the handshake, the night-before nerves? We went to the floor of Georgia Tech’s biggest Career Fair to find out.

Interviewing Tips

Career Fair Tips

Handshakes & Gestures

Nightmares & Nerves

Personal Appearance


Writer: Margaret Tate
Video: Melanie Goux, Maxwell Guberman

Special thanks to the students who took time to share their advice and stories.