Employer Comments from Past Career Fairs
82% of employers said students were well-prepared for Career Fair
... BUT only 45% of employers said students were knowledgeable about their company - so do your homework!
Quotes from Employers:
What JMU Students Do Well
"Overall, it was a great experience and we got some great candidates that are interested in the company!"
"All of the students we met were very bright and very professional."
"We hope to pursue several students! Overall a very good experience."
"In general, the students presented themselves well."
"I hope to take some students to the next level in the interview and selection stage with my company!"
"We have experienced a high success rate in new hires from JMU."
Quotes from Employers: Room for Improvement
"Some of the students didn't seem fully prepared for the career fair (i.e., improper dress, ran out of resumes, didn't really know what to say, or had no clue about our company)."
"Students were walking around sticking out their resumes and not knowing how to interact with an employer. They aren't sure what they want in a career or internship - they just want one."
"I found that the students weren't sure what they wanted to do after graduation and in a sense were shopping around. Students can prepare better by knowing more about interviewing techniques and to research the companies before they come to a fair."
Use this information to your advantage- take some time to prepare for the Career Fair, so that you can stand out from the crowd!