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STEM Career Fair
First Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Fair
February 23, 2011 Wednesday, 9:00 am-12:30 pm Pierson Auditorium, University Center For more information contact the UMKC Career Services Office career.umkc.edu • firstname.lastname@example.org • 816-235-1636 • 4825 Troost, Rm 205 • 8am-5pm, M-F
Hosted by UMKC Career Services career.umkc.edu • email@example.com • 816-235-1636 • Fax 816-235-5534 • 4825 Troost, Rm 205 • 8am-5pm, M-F
Pierson Auditorium 11
Preparation and General Information
Making The Most Of A Career Fair 18
5 1 UMKC-Career Services career.umkc.edu
14 Magna Seating magna.com
2 Assurant Employee Benefits assurant.com
19 Marine Officer Programs marineofficer.com
18 Black & Veatch bv.com/collegecareers
10 Physicians Reference Laboratory prlwecare.com
7 Cerner Corporation cernercareers.com
15 Sprint sprint.com/careers
9 CertTech, LLC certtech.com 20 City of Kansas City kcmo.org/engagekc
23 SPX Cooling Technologies spxcooling.com 24 State Farm Insurance Company statefarm.com
17 Commerce Bank commercebank.com 3 EMC emc.com/college
22 Stowers Institute for Medical Research stowers.org 8 Travelport travelport.com
11 Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City kansascityfed.org 6 HNTB Corporation hntb.com
12 U.S. Department of State careers.state.gov 16 U.S. Officer Program navy.com
5 Honeywell FM&T kcp.com 21 KCUR-FM kcur.org
4 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers nwk.usace.army.mil 13 Willbros Engineering willbros.com
Research the companies that are attending before you attend the event. You may find a listing of all registered employers at www.career.umkc.edu. Dress professionally (i.e.: suit, dress shirt, and dress shoes). Do not wear jeans, sweatpants, t-shirts, khakis, or anything with holes or frayed edges. Prepare brief discussion points to have with the recruiters if you are particularly interested in certain organizations, so you may reflect your interest and knowledge of the company in your conversation. Schedule an appointment with Career Services to have your resume reviewed and to discuss any questions you may have as you prepare for the event. Bring extra copies of your resume with you to the event along with a pen or pencil to write notes.
Communicating with Employers Develop an action plan before communicating with employers. Identify the registered employers who you want to visit and in what order. Depending on your comfort level, you may decide to visit your first choice employers at the beginning of the event so you are fresh or you may decide to visit your first choice employers after you have spoken with others to “warm up.” Greet the employer with a firm handshake and good eye contact, ask pertinent questions, and express your interest in opportunities with their organization. Tell the company/organization about yourself, ask the representative questions, leave your resume, and make sure you collect their business cards as you interact with the employers. Don’t interrupt representatives or fellow job candidates. Make eye contact with the representative to signal that you want to speak with him or her. If that doesn’t work, move onto the next table and come back later. Pick up information from each employer you visit. Do not exclude employers. Visit all organizations even if you are not familiar with the company. After the Career Fair Send a thank-you card within 48 hours; Following-up with the employer will help you stand out from the rest of the candidates. Submit any additional or amended resumes as discussed during your meeting. Continue to research employers of interest. Utilize Career Services resources such as mock interviews, workshops and resume reviews to help you continue with your information gathering and job search process.
Oh behalf of the University of Missouri-Kansas City Career Services Office, we would like to thank you for your participation!