Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

What You Will Gain

Some students wonder they should attend a career fair if representatives simply ask students to apply online. With the increase of online applications, this is a common occurrence, so do not be surprised if representatives do not want your resume in person.

So, why attend a career fair? Here’s what you will gain:

  • Discover organizations you may not have heard of before
  • Learn more about organizations you are interested in
  • Meet employees of these organizations and ask questions about the organization’s culture, available opportunities, and more
  • Gain experience networking
  • Connect with employers and stay in touch after the fair!

TIP: Students from ALL class years can benefit from the networking opportunities at the fair! Even if you are not currently seeking a job, come and meet employers and learn about the organizations.

Student/Alumni Learnig Outcomes

Student Feedback from Prior Fairs

I believe that my contact with one employer to which I had already applied helped to clinch the interview.” Fall 2011 Attendee

The career fair provided me with a great way to find externship opportunities that I was unaware of and allowed me to talk to potential future employers face-to-face.” Spring 2012 Attendee

I have been more confident of talking with employers.  I believe it is a good [initial] step in preparedness for any future interview.” Spring 2012 Attendee

I only had a few moments to stop by the career fair due to my schedule but the short time I spent there, I got to meet a lot of employers and use the Leadership LIVE skills I acquired from the networking session to make a positive impression.” Spring 2012 Attendee

I am [a] first year Nursing Student so I did not attend with the intention of finding a job. I was simply speaking with recruiters to see the type of positions that are available at this time. I thought the Job Fair was well organized and the booklet was very helpful to find the correct companies to speak with.” Fall 2011 Attendee

I thought it was a great job fair. As I am graduating, it was nice to get a feel for what is out there and talk with potential employers about their place of work. Although I am not ready quite yet for a job, it is great practice and come the Spring I will be really trying to focus more on securing job leads.” Fall 2011 Attendee

The job fair allows students to meet with future employers in person to get a better understanding of the facility. It also allows the student to feel comfortable talking to the recruiters.” Fall 2011 Attendee

Career Development Center Info

Hire Jefferson
Career Checklist

Center City Campus

Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Edison Building
Suite 1120

(215) 503-5805

East Falls Campus

Monday - Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

313 Kanbar Campus Center
(215) 951-2930

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