Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs

Career Fair

Below is a step by step guide to virtual career fairs on Handshake. If you need further assistance, be sure to check out our resume resources or make an appointment with your career consultant.


Update & Complete Your Profile

  • Set your profile to “community” for complete access to both 1:1 and group sessionsTo do this, click the photo icon at the right-hand top of the screen on Handshake, and select Settings & Privacy from the dropdown menu. Scroll down to the privacy section and select Community.
  • Complete your profile to qualify for 1:1 sessions
  • Go Under Education in “My Profile” to edit the following information: college, graduation date (called time period), major, and GPA
  • Go Under the Name & Photo in “My Profile” to edit: school year
  • Fill out Work Authorization under “Settings & Privacy”

Sign Up for Sessions

  • You can sign up for sessions that are either group or 1:1
  • Group sessions will last 30 minutes with up to 50 students to participate in a presentation/Q&A with employers. 1:1 sessions will be between you and one recruiter and will last 10 minutes.

Upload a Resume to Your Profile

  • Employers will want to see your resume, and the only way for them to access it is through your profile. Make sure your resume is uploaded to your profile!

Prepare Talking Points

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