Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska offers an annual Career and Graduate School Fair hosted by Student Success each fall for all students. Find answers to your questions or register for a booth below!
Career and Graduate School Fair
This fair is hosted by Student Success and Career Services each fall. Employers and graduate schools offer students information on internships, part-time and full-time employment, and university graduate programs in a variety of fields.
Thursday, April 6, 2023 from 10:30am to Noon
Thunderdome (Gym - #3 in this map)
Register for a Spring 2023 booth here. Registration to represent your organization is $50.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or would like your organization added to our contact list for future information on the fall Career and Graduate School Fair.
All students are invited to attend the general Career and Graduate School Fair in the fall. A variety of companies attend our fair to help you consider career options, find an internship, land a job, or continue your education through graduate school.
Why should I attend?
Take this opportunity to practice talking with employers, learn about opportunities for internships, jobs, and graduate programs, and make connections for next steps after college. Plus, grab a snack, win prizes, and get your FREE professional profile photo!
How can I prepare?
Know your why. Practice sharing a little about yourself. Have a few questions ready that you can ask the representatives at the fair. Research the companies and graduates schools--prepare to talk to both.
What should I wear?
Choose a professional outfit. A more traditional suit or dress pants with a dress shirt and blazer leaves the best impression. We also offer free headshots, so dress for that!
What do I do when I get there?
Check in and collect any information available, then start meeting and collecting information from the organizations represented. Not sure who to talk to? Ask! We will be there to help.
Should I bring my resume?
Yes! Bring a few copies of your resume or other networking material like a brochure or business card. (Visit Career Services in the Student Success Center to fine tune this!) Organizations may not request it or even keep it, but it can help to show or hand over if requested. Also have it saved as a PDF to upload or email as requested after the event.
What if I’m not a senior?
Research for student internships should start your first year in college. While senior year is often when big decisions about next steps after college are made, the information and connections to make those decisions can be started as early as your freshman year. Make it a yearly habit to attend whichever fair is relevant to you until you graduate.
We are delighted for your company or graduate institution to be represented in one of our fairs!
How do I register for the fair?
Register for a booth at the fall Career and Graduate School Fair here.
How do I pay for our booth?
Payment for the in-person and/or virtual fairs must be made via credit card at ucollege.edu/pay. In the drop down menu choose “Career and Graduate School Fair ($50) - Fall.” Payment is made live closer to the event date.
Where is the fair located and where should I park?
For even location, see #3 on this campus map. Free parking is across the street at the College View Church.
How many students and which majors attend the fair?
The annual fair is held during our weekly campus assembly time to encourage all students to attend. Attendance varies year to year starting at 150+ students depending on things like students’ schedules, class sizes for interested majors, or their perceived need for this event. We communicate with students regularly leading up to the fair, through our campus social media, school emails, posters around campus, class visits, and announcements in other venues.
We encourage all students to attend the fair, freshmen through seniors, to make connections for internships, continuing education, and finding a job after college. We also encourage all majors to attend, so please have materials ready to provide career or graduate program information to a variety of majors, if your organization offers it.
If you have opportunities available for specific fields or majors, please let us know and we can help get that information to the respective programs and students.
To ask about the Career and Graduate School Fair, contact: email@example.com.