Preparing for a Career Fair
to succeed at a career fair or any other networking event!
Before a Career Fair
Register your Account:
Many companies will conduct interviews after a
fair, so it’s important to have your account up and running
Finalize your Resume
Critique! Critique! Critique! Have plenty
available to give out
Participate in Walk-In Advising – no appt
Do your Company Research!
Review the career fair Company List online and
link to each company’s website – take notes!
During a Career Fair
Dress for Success
Professional Dress is MANDATORY and strictly
enforced (TO WIN)!
Review Professional Dress Cards guidelines
Women Casual /
Women Professional /
Men Casual /
Give yourself enough time to visit all your
top companies but remain flexible enough to visit others
booth without the recruiter’s business card!
Don’t wait for recruiters to pull it out of
you – show them what you have to offer!
Use your research – tell them something
interesting you learned about their company (recruiters love this)
Dress for Success
Dark, solid or pin-striped suit (navy, black,
Conservative tie and shirt
Shined, dark shoes
Over the calf socks that match pants
Appropriate Dress Card: Men's Professional
Appropriate Dress Card: Men's Casual
Suit (pant or skirt) in a solid color with no
extreme slits, necklines, or hemlines
Limit jewelry and accessories
Clean nails and no chips if polished
Closed-toe shoes and match stockings to suit
Appropriate Dress Card: Women's Professional
Appropriate Dress Card: Women's Casual
Avoid perfume or cologne
Clothing and accessories should not distract
Good hygiene and grooming
Need help getting these
types of clothes?
(501) 291-0877 for more information!
After a Career Fair
Send a Thank You Note – make sure they
remember you! Remember to always be professional.
Do they require you to fill out an online
application? Is there testing involved?
On Campus Interviews
Are they interviewing? If so, get on their
When in Doubt
Visit the Career Services Center to have your
resume critiqued: M-Thurs, 10am-4:30pm,
NO APPOINTMENT NECESSARY
Attend a Career Services sponsored event
Schedule a Mock Interview to hone your
Career Services Center Contact Info:
Vashon H. Broadnax
of Career Services
Center for Student Services
Philander Smith College
900 W. Daisy L. Gatson Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202