Prepare for the Fair

Take the following steps to make sure you are prepared for the fair:

  1. Know what employers are coming
    Have a plan. Decide which organizations you are most interested in before the fair. Different employers are going to different fairs, so make sure to check out all of the fairs!
  2. Have a well-crafted resume
    A good resume should demonstrate your overall fit for a position, but often takes several revisions.
  3. Know how to make an impression
    Be able to concisely say why you would be a good fit for your target company
  4. Know what employers are interviewing after the fair
    On-campus interviews are a great way to get jobs and internships. Be prepared if you are offered an interview at the fair.
  5. Know what to wear
    What you wear to the fair makes a lasting impression.
  6. Attend company information sessions
    Demonstrate your interest by attending these sessions and gain valuable information for your potential interview.

The fairs are for UC Davis students, alumni and postdocs only. You'll be shaking hands and collecting company literature and there is no coat or backpack check, so travel as light as possible.