By Lindsay Garten
Wednesday, January 19 marks the Barnard Job & Internship Career Fair. The event is taking place from 11am to 3pm in Lefrak Gymnasium on the 1st floor of Barnard Hall. There are scheduled to be 103 employers from all different sectors and industries.
What is the purpose of the Career Fair?
Purnima Taylor, the Program Director for Employer Relations & Campus Recruitment, states that the purpose of the Career Fair is three-fold: To introduce qualified student applicants with prospective employers, to serve as a networking tool among student candidates and employers, and to serve as an informational opportunity for students to gather information about potential career possibilities.
What are the benefits of attending the Career Fair?
Taylor believes that students benefit from attending the fair because they “become more knowledgeable about career opportunities, strengthen professional networks, and [the fair can help them] land an internship or full-time job.”
What should students do to prepare for the Career Fair?
According to Taylor, students should prepare by doing the following:
– Bringing a professional resume, copied on high quality paper
– Wearing professional business attire
– Preparing a 30 second professional pitch
– Review the list of companies attending
– Researching the ones your interested in meeting
Lindsay is Co-Editor-in-Chief and Co-Founder of the Nine Ways of Knowing. She is a sophomore at Barnard College.