Aug 26, 2021 UAH will be hosting an In-person Career Fair on Wednesday September 1 from 8:30 am-12:30 pm and a Virtual Career Fair on Thursday, September 2, from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm through Charger Path, powered by Handshake. Current UAH students and alumni will be able to connect in person on Wednesday and virtually on Thursday with employers through video and chat and we've got plenty of tips to help you make the most of both fairs. Virtual sessions also mean that you can schedule 1-1 sessions in advance and RSVP for group sessions, securing your spot to meet with the employers that interest you. Remember--you’ll need to sign up for these sessions in advance in order to guarantee employer interactions! Whether the career fair is virtual or in-person, business professional attire is highly encouraged and a minimum of business casual attire is required. Employers formulate opinions about our UAH student and alumni body based upon your professional appearance. Your professional presentation reflects positively on you and the university! Be sure you are feeling comfortable and confident! Charger Virtual Career Fair Checklist: Step one: Register! You must register for the career fair as well as any individual and group employer sessions in advance. You can only attend the sessions you register for in Handshake. Step two: Update! When updating your profiles, be sure that your information on all platforms (ChargerPath, LinkedIn, Resumes, ect) match information. Ensure that your profiles have at least your school year, major, GPA, and work authorization status. Step three: Double Check! Double-check your technology. You’ll need a good internet connection, speakers, and microphone. Double check your platforms. You’ll need to ensure there is good grammar usage, no spelling errors, and up-to-date information. For more information on Technical Requirements of Handshake, please review this article. Step four: Get Familiar! Check out this article on how to participate in the virtual fair through ChargerPath. It gives step-by-step instructions on how to join sessions, use certain features, and leave the session when it is over. To help students and alumni prepare for the fair, we’re sharing our best tips and tricks from previous fairs! Before, During and After the In Person Career Fair: Learn how to make the best of the in person Career Fair with tips for success at all stages. Virtual Career Fair 101: Learn the different types of ways you can engage with employers at the Fair along with tips for setting up your Charger Path Profile to engage employers. How to be Number One for Virtual One-on-Ones: Before you dive into your first one-on-one session with an employer during the virtual career fair, there are a few simple ways to set yourself up for success. Just put in a bit of extra effort to prepare in advance! Tips to Succeed During the Career Fair: Be conscious of these 4 practices during your interactions with employers and you’ll be a stand out candidate at the Career Fair. Tips to Succeed After the Career Fair: When the fair ends, your work does not. These 4 ideas will help you maintain a good first impression with the employer and set you up for success in the next steps of the recruitment process. For more tips, check out the Career Fair highlight on our Instagram page @uah_careerservices!