Newhouse Fall Communications Career Fair
2 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, 2016
Panasci Lounge, Schine Student Center, Syracuse University campus
The Newhouse Fall Communications Career Fair allows you and members of your team to meet more than 300 Newhouse students looking for internship opportunities. It is a great event to gather resumes from Newhouse's brightest students.
What makes the Newhouse Career Fair unique?
- It is specifically for internships in the communication field
- It is FREE for employers to attend!
- It is targeted toward Newhouse students or students interested in communications
- Students who attend are focused on communication careers and have the experience companies are looking for!
Is your company interested in attending? RSVP by Sept. 11, 2016 at: http://bit.ly/NewhouseCF2016
Newhouse Fall Communications Career Fair is a great place to meet industry professionals, collect business cards and company information and PROSPECT for future internships or even jobs.
WHAT TO EXPECT: Companies will have tables set up in the Panasci Lounge (upstairs at Schine), and students will circulate among the tables and talk with reps informally. There will be an information table near the entrance to the lounge where you can ask questions about the event and pick up a list of companies recruiting, what they are recruiting for and where they are positioned. Most organizations will have information for students to take with them and many will be collecting resumes for future or current opportunities.
WHAT TO DO: When you arrive, pick up a layout map of the Career Fair from the information table and decide which organizations you wish to speak with. It is recommended to do some research on the companies attending and have a few questions prepared for the reps, though most of them have a spiel they'll give about opportunities. Don't be afraid to eavesdrop while you wait—you can pick up information listening to conversations the reps have with other students. Collect company information and representatives' names. Get their business cards if possible. Make sure you send a quick thank-you email within 24 hours to express your appreciation and follow up on whatever you spoke about.
WHEN TO ARRIVE: Most reps arrive on time though we always have a few that are late (and sometimes a couple that don't show). Ideal attendance time: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., but come as your schedule allows. The fair will run 2 to 5 p.m.
WHAT TO BRING AND WEAR: Bring copies of your resume if you're actively looking for an internship. If you haven’t done so already, attend the Newhouse CDC, Resume/Letter Writing seminar. (See the CDC's event schedule here.) No need to whip up a resume if you're NOT currently looking, just make sure you pick up information from the organizations. Dress is business casual. This means to keep it professional by dressing up a notch more than usual: Pants and button shirts, and dresses or skirts of that are not too short are all appropriate. Suits are not necessary for the Career Fair.
Keep checking back for updated information.
Be sure to stop by the Newhouse CDC, Room 313, Newhouse 3, for any questions you have about the event.