What is the purpose of the Career Fair?
Even in today's age of online communication, there is still no better way to introduce yourself than with a firm handshake. The Durham School Career Fair provides an opportunity for Durham School students and recent grads to meet employers face-to-face, make contacts, explore career options, and inquire about available internships.
What types of opportunities are available?
The Career Fair is a spring board to your future career. Whether you are a first-year student interested in learning about opportunities in your major, a third-year student looking for an internship, or are in the final year of your program and looking for a full-time job after graduation, the career fair is the best place to start.
Who should attend?
If you are a student in architectural engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering or construction management from our Lincoln or Omaha campus locations, then you should plan on attending. Even as a first year student, it is important to experience what the career fair has to offer. There is always the chance that you could land that perfect summer internship. The number of employers attending the career fair continues to grow each year because our students are in demand.
How do I attend The Durham School Career Fair?
You do not need to register for The Durham School Career Fair. However, if you want your resume available to employers attending the fair, you will need to create an account in Husker Hire Link
AND upload your current resume. For questions about preparing for the fair, schedule an appointment for Career Coaching with the Career Services Coordinator through MavTRACK
What should I wear?
Career fair dress should be either business casual or business. If you have a suit, plan to wear that to the fair. If you do not have a suit: dress slacks or a skirt, a button-down shirt with a tie or a knit blouse are appropriate. Jeans, gym shoes, torn clothing, and short or revealing clothing are not appropriate for a career fair, even if you are just visiting for class participation credit.
What should I bring?
Be sure to bring many copies of your up-to-date, proof-read resume, as well as a portfolio or folder to carry your resume and business cards you receive. Also remember a pen or pencil, a notepad, and breath mints.
How do I prepare for a career fair?
In addition to attending the Career Fair Prep Workshops
, view the list of participating employers
, and begin researching those that interest you in advance. Visit company websites. Check current job openings to get an idea of what skills and education are required to work for that company and what company culture might be like.
I've never been to a career fair before. How do I interact with employers?
Consider preparing a brief 30-second introduction about who you are and why you are interested in the company. Practice this introduction before you come to the fair. Please attend the Career Fair Prep Workshops
and events to assist with the development of your resume and schedule a mock interview with the Career Services Coordinator
so you are prepared.
What if the company I am interested in working for isn't at the Career Fair?
Just because certain companies are not at the career fair doesn't mean they are not hiring. Be sure to check company websites for open positions and make a point to research areas of the company you are interested in working for. Companies want passionate employees. However, do not let this be an excuse to miss the fair. This is a good opportunity to polish up on marketing yourself and you just never know, that perfect opportunity could be waiting.