Health and Science Career Fair Patriot Experience Approved Event

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Johnson Center, Dewberry Hall

Careers in Health, Nursing and Science: Network with 30+ employers in the health and science industries with a wide range of recruiting needs including volunteer, internship, part-time and full-time opportunities. Students interested in research and development, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, nursing, health administration, clinical careers, conservation, geographic information systems and various other health and science related careers should attend.

 

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Steps to download:

  1. Find "Careers by Symplicity" in Google Play or the iTunes App Store
  2. Download the free app and log in
  3. Select : "George Mason University"
  4. Enter your Mason NetID (username) and password
  5. Select from the icons to navigate your HireMason account and manage your fair experience

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An employer talks with a student at a George Mason University career fair.

Four Steps to Prepare for Career Fairs

1. Research employers

Select eight to 10 employers to research based on their services, bio, and mission, focusing specifically on what positions they have available. For example, an IT company may have an opening in their marketing department. You may find your major is useful in an unlikely place!

What to know:

  • The organization's mission
  • Their products or services
  • Their available positions
2. Craft your personal pitch

Your personal pitch is how you start a conversation with an employer. It is a statement of who you are, why you are interested in their organization, and your strengths and skills.

Here are the basic steps:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Explain your interest in the organization and position
  • Describe your strengths and qualifications by giving examples
  • Ask a relevant question

View an example of a personal pitch in the video below.

3. Prepare your resume

Take 10 to 15 copies of your resume to the fair. 

Before you print them out, update your resume based on these resume samples and get your resume critiqued at the Resume Clinic or make an appointment.

4. Dress professionally
  • Wear a suit! Choose a conservative color such as blue, brown, black, or gray.
  • Wear closed toed shoes.
  • Keep the jewelry minimal.
  • Skirts should at least reach your knee.
  • Travel light. Don't carry a lot of items with you. Only take your portfolio and business cards and a purse if necessary.

Career Fair Checklist

Career Fair Express Checklist

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the Career Fair Checklist

Personal Pitch Example