Last Chance Job Fair
Date: May 4, 2023
Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Location: University Event Center, Stan State Turlock Campus
The event provides an opportunity for students to learn more about careers and opportunities within their field of study, as well as network with companies in order to develop future contacts and employment opportunities. The event also provides recruiting employers a chance to meet and connect with potential candidates from Stanislaus State. The event is FREE and open to all Stanislaus State students in undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as alumni of the University.
Registration is not required, but you can register for updates on HIREStanState via Handshake. Register and check out who is attending, positions they are recruiting for, and post your resume for their review.
- Log in to your MyStanState Student Account
- Click on the HireStanState/Handshake icon on your student dashboard
- Activate your account and find the Job Fair under the Events section
- Already have an account? Log in and follow the next steps:
- Locate Last Chance Job Fair on HireStanState/Handshake
- Click on Events (via the top menu bar), then click the Career Fair button, selecting the event of interest
If you have issues with Handshake or registration, please contact the Career & Professional Development Center.
Here are some best practices to help you prepare for a successful fair:
- We offer both in-person and online workshops on how to succeed at a career fair
- Check out our video resources on career fair prep
- Plan to dress business casual, and bring multiple copies of your resume – enough to give to the employers you already know you’re interested in, and extras that you could distribute if you discover other employers that interest you.
- We offer an assortment of professional attire in our Warrior Wardrobe Career Closet. You can make an appointment to visit before the fair via your HireStanState/Handshake account.
Career Fairs provide an excellent opportunity to expand your job search and begin to develop a network for professional contacts. Participating in Career Fairs is most beneficial when you are well prepared to market yourself and interact effectively with recruiters.
- Review your skills, interests, values, experiences, and accomplishments to articulate what you have to offer to a prospective employer. This also helps you determine which employers and career opportunities you wish to spend time pursuing at the Career Expo.
- Schedule an appointment with a Career Coach in the Career & Professional Development Center
Research Companies and Opportunities
- A list of companies attending the fair will be posted on HIREStanState via Handshake.
- Review the company's profiles, check out their jobs and internships, and prioritize those you are most interested in.
- Most recruiters will expect you to be familiar with their organization, so research each company of interest, including their primary products and function of the employer.
- You do not have to know everything about them, but consider what draws you to that organization and what else you might like to know about from someone that works there. This can help you feel confident in your conversation.
- Due to COVID protocols, Masks will be required to be worn indoors.
- Business attire is strongly recommended.
- Attend the JCPenny's Suit Up Event for great discounts on career clothing. Keep an eye out for updates on timeline.
- Make an appointment to visit our Warrior Wardrobe Career Closet
- Contact the Career Center if you have any questions.
- A career fair is an opportunity for employers interested in hiring Stan State students and alumni to come to campus and meet face-to-face with potential candidates. Career fairs are a great way for students to meet representatives of companies they are interested in learning about or working for.
- At a career fair, each registered employer gets a booth or table. They stand at that booth or table and talk with interested students and alumni who wish to learn more about the company, or are interested in submitting an application for a specific role. There are often lines to wait to speak with representatives of a company.
- An interaction with an employer at a career fair is often no more than 2-3 minutes, and is a chance for introductory conversation, for you to express your interest in the employer, and often for you to share with them your resume.
- Employers may have a request for action, such as applying online or emailing them directly after the fair so be sure to take notes as appropriate and follow through in order to be considered as a candidate if it is an opportunity you are interested in.
- Meet with a Career Coach to debrief your experience or plan your next steps. We are here to support you.
What if I need assistance or support in navigating a career fair?
- We are committed to helping all students successfully engage with employers. Students who anticipate challenges navigating a career fair environment, with or without the support of DRS (see below), are encouraged to reach out to us in advance at email@example.com.
- To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Resource Services at (209) 667-3159 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Stan State makes every effort to honor disability accommodation requests. Requests can be responded to most effectively if received as far in advance of the event as possible, preferably at least 10 days.
View and apply to open jobs or internships.
- Keep the momentum going from your meetings with employers. Check out their page on HireStanState via Handshake to see current jobs and internships. Recruiters are logging into Handshake daily to find students for open jobs—so it’s the best place to apply!
- If you’re not ready to apply yet, save the jobs you like so you’ll get notifications to apply before the deadlines.
- Find tips for applying to jobs on Handshake.
- Prepare for Interviews with employers by using the Big Interview and other Interview Resources found on our website.
If you have any questions, please contact Rebecca Stephen, Employer and Student Engagement Analyst, at email@example.com.
Updated: March 23, 2023