What is the purpose of the Career Fair?
There is no better way to introduce yourself than with a firm handshake. The Durham School Career Fair provides an invaluable opportunity for students and recent graduates to meet employers face-to-face, make contacts, explore career options, and inquire about available internships and full-time opportunities.
What kinds of opportunities are available?
Many companies begin their recruitment for summer positions as early as the fall prior to the May start date. Whether you are a first-year student interested in learning about what an engineer in your major does, a second-year or third-year student looking for an internship, or a final-year student searching for full-time work, the Career Fair is your first step for success.
Who should attend?
The Durham Career Fair is open to any and all students who wish to attend, regardless of their year or major. If you are a student in architectural engineering, civil engineering, construction engineering, or construction management from our Lincoln or Omaha campus locations, you should definitely attend The Durham School Career Fair. Even as a first year student, it is important to experience a fair, practice networking, and you may find a great future opportunity. Durham School students are in high demand, and this Fair affords students great opportunities. Those who are considering a degree in engineering or construction are also encouraged to attend to expose them to the professional industry. If you are a student majoring in any type of engineering program, we encourage you to attend as well since many companies need engineers from different disciplines.
How do I attend The Durham School Career Fair?
You do not need to register for the in-person Durham School Career Fair. However, if you want your resume available to employers attending the fair, you will need to create an account in Handshake and upload your current resume. For questions about preparing for the fair, schedule an appointment with Nate in Career Services via MavTRACK.
I've never been to the 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 visit Career Services before the Fair to polish your introduction or "elevator speech," review your resume, and schedule a mock interview so you are prepared.
What if the company I am interested in is not attending the Career Fair?
Just because a company is not attending the Fair this year does not mean they are not recruiting UNL Engineering students. 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. Use the Fair to polish up and practice marketing yourself and you just never know, talking with other companies may help you find a more exciting opportunity.