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Design Career Fair

Preparing for Career Fairs

There are 10-11 career fairs hosted by Iowa State each year, and most will include employers seeking design majors. Students can find detailed information about all fairs using CyHire. All fall career fairs will be held virtually in 2020.

Events listed below are scheduled to help students learn more about ISU career fairs and prepare to attend.

Introduction to Virtual Career Fairs
Thursday, Sept. 10,  12:30 – 1:00 pm, WebEx
Monday, Sept. 14, 3:30 – 4:00 pm, WebEx
Learn what to expect at from platforms used for virtual ISU Career Fairs and how to prepare.

Other suggestions

Design students should be prepared to interact with firm representatives in a professional manner during any ISU career fairs or campus events.

  • Preparing: Begin by researching the participating organizations and working on your resume and portfolio. Become familiar with the format of the event (and platform, if it’s virtual). Practice introducing yourself and speaking about your career interests, skills or projects. Current lists of participating organizations for all ISU career fairs can be found on CyHire. Visit the students section of the Career Services site for resources related to cover letters, interviewing, networking and more.
  • Be ready to: Introduce yourself and engage the firm representative in conversation about the organization and their work. Share a resume and portfolio. Discuss how your qualifications, experience, and professional interests fit with what the organization does. Keep track of who you met and what you discussed; ask for contact information or a business card so you can follow up after the event.
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