Career Services spoke with Gwynedd-Mercy College (GMC) student, Christina Haig about her experience at the recent Accounting/Business Job Fair that was held at GMC.
In preparation of the job fair I researched the companies that I was interested in. I did this in order to get a good sense of their background and to see which companies were right for me. Researching them made it easy for me to ask questions about the company and it also showed that I was interested in what they had to offer.
When I first arrived at the job fair, I have to admit I was a little nervous. It was very intimidating having to speak and ask questions to representatives from well-known public accounting firms and industry companies. After talking to a few employers, the nerves finally went away and I could be myself. This event was very successful for me. I got a chance to meet with possible future employers and had the opportunity to get experience in a so called “mock interview” and hand out my resume to numerous companies. The job fair also gave me the confidence I needed to not be nervous and to just be myself around the employers.
My advice to other students thinking about attending a job fair is to research the companies you are going to meet with. It will save you time and it will also show that you are interested. Another thing I would tell students is to be yourself because in the end you are who you are and future employers might like the fact that you’re showing your true personality. Overall, this experience was very beneficial and I would advise all students to attend job fairs.
For a list of job fair and other events visit http://www.gmc.edu/students/careerservices/Events.php