How to stun at the STEM Career Fair

On Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., thousands of qualified students will gather in the WSC Ballroom and Garden Court, all trying to do the same thing—impress recruiters from nearly 200 top-tier STEM organizations like Ford Motor, Adobe and Microsoft. The thought of it might seem daunting, but the BYU STEM Career Fair is an excellent opportunity to sell oneself and score that dream internship or job. 

Luckily, we’ve picked up some tips from the recruiters themselves on how to set yourself apart in a sea of booths and people.

Prepare your Pitch

Prepare a 30-second elevator pitch about yourself, your skills and your goals. With a persuasive and pithy pitch, you can make a good impression even when time is limited. Networking PDF

   

Remember to Research

Find out which companies will be there and impress them with your knowledge by learning what they are all about before you talk to their recruiters. Download the BYU Career Fair+     app to see a full list of the companies attending, or check out the list at bridge.byu.edu.

   

Practice Makes Perfect

Hone your interviewing skills by doing mock interviews at bridge.byu.edu, or schedule a mock interview with BYU Career Services at (801) 422-6535.

 

To help you be as ready as possible, check out the line up of events and workshops that are part of STEM Fair Prep Week.  You can also get volunteer hours and earn money for you club by volunteering by filling out this survey.

 

STEM Fair Prep Week Sept. 19-22

Interviewing 101

Resume Reviews

How to Navigate the STEM

Career Fair for Introverts

Taught by Ben Macey, Overstock.com

Monday, Sept. 19

4–5 p.m., CB Lounge

Wednesday, Sept. 21

11 a.m.–1 p.m., CB Lounge

Wednesday, Sept. 21

4–5 p.m., CB Lounge

Taught by Kevin Driggs, IM Flash

Tuesday, Sept. 20

5–6 p.m., C-295 ESC

Thursday, Sept. 22

11 a.m.–1 p.m., CTB Lounge

Thursday, Sept. 22

5:30–6:30 p.m., W-111 BNSN

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