Career fairs are great opportunities for everyone!
Why attend a career fair? While fairs are great places to find jobs and internships, that is only one of many great reasons to attend! If you are not quite ready for the job search, here are a few more ways to use the career fair to advance your future:
Give yourself the opportunity to get comfortable in the career fair environment.
Practice presenting yourself as a professional. Introduce yourself to the employers, observe how others are dressed and figure out what you would like to bring with you.
Explore many careers in one place. There are an infinite number of opportunities out there, many at organizations you have never heard of. Career fairs can change your perceptions and expand your options.
Network with potential employers, career services staff and other attendees.
Get tips straight from recruiters on how to get hired. Ask questions about their preferences on resumes and how to prepare for interviews.
Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.
First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)
The number of jobs in the career for the past two years, the current year, and projections for the next 10 years. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs. Sources include Emsi industry data, staffing patterns, and OES data.
These companies are currently hiring for .
The educational attainment percentage breakdown for a career (e.g. the percentage of people in the career who hold Bachelor’s Degrees vs. Associate Degrees). Educational attainment levels are provided by O*NET.
Earnings figures are based on OES data from the BLS and include base rate, cost of living allowances, guaranteed pay, hazardous-duty pay, incentive pay (including commissions and bonuses), on-call pay, and tips.
A list of hard skills associated with a given career ordered by the number of unique job postings which ask for those skills.
The skills for the career. The "importance" is how relevant the ability is to the occupation: scale of 1-5. The "level" is the proficiency required by the occupation: scale of 0-100. Results are sorted by importance first, then level.
A list of job titles for all unique postings in a given career, sorted by frequency.