Parents and Families

A female employer talking to an eager student!

The Career Center's Fall Career Expo is on October 6th and 7th, with 170+ employers coming to campus to connect with your students.  Students can explore careers, learn about internships and full-time opportunities, and network with organizations. Making connections early on is key to obtaining a meaningful job or internship. Offer your student some guidance for making the most of the event.

First Year Students & Sophomores

It's never too early to start! Over 60 employers are interested in meeting with 1st and 2nd year students and 110+ are bringing internship opportunities to the EXPO. In addition to approaching employers, they can observe how students are dressed, navigate the layout, and practice managing their time at a large scale event for employment opportunities.

Lizzy, a U-M junior majoring in Spanish and Communications, has been attending the Fall Career Expo since she was a first year student:

"Going my first and sophomore year gave me a chance to try out wearing a suit, shaking hands, and getting prepared while I waited in lines. It was great practice: I'm much more comfortable talking with employers and building relationships."

Juniors & Seniors

Organizations are coming to recruit your juniors and seniors! Organizations often selectively choose just 5-7 (or fewer) schools to visit each year - and the University of Michigan is usually on the "short list" due to the quality of your students. Making connections at Expo often leads to obtaining that dream internship or career. Make sure your student takes the opportunity to make a great first impression with potential employers.

TIP: Students should research employers they are interested in speaking with beforehand and come with a list of targeted employers of interest to them. A student who attended Expo last year offers insight about the importance of being prepared, “Go in with a game plan! It helps maximize your time and manage some of the lines you find at some employer tables.”

TIP: An employer who has attended Fall Expo offers, "In a career fair setting, you have to be a self-starter. This isn't the setting to take a passive approach, no job is going to fall into your lap." The Career Center is giving students a setting to seek out opportunities, don’t let them miss it!

The 2015 Fall Career Expo will be held in the Michigan Union from 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 6th and Wednesday, October 7th. Different organizations will be coming each day. 

For a complete list of employers coming to Fall Expo, students can log into Handshake with their uniquename and password.

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