The Fall Career and Intern Fair will be held virtually for students who are preparing to seek future job opportunities.
Students will have the chance to become familiar with the Eagle Career Net software. They can acquire pro tips on how to present themselves and interact with employers in a virtual setting. Students might also get an on-the-spot interview that could potentially earn them a full-time job.
“This will be our first ever virtual experience,” said Megan Boone, director of Career Services. “We are trying to keep everybody safe but also still keep our students connected with jobs and internships.”
Boone said she is expecting to have 50 or more organizations from a wide variety of industries. Some industries include business, communications, engineering, veterinary, healthcare and much more. She trusts that the Eagle Career Net software will do a great job simulating the in-person experience.
“Students will have two options with the software” said Boone. “One is an individual one on one video chat and then there is also an opportunity to do a group chat.” To access this event, Students can visit www.moreheadstate.edu/career where they will see a banner on the home page about the Virtual Career Fair. The link will take them to the CareerNet login screen. If they do not have a CareerNet account, they must make one to attend.
Boone said the Career Fair is an excellent way for students to build their network. Like the in-person event, students should have resumes to show employers and dress professionally for webcam interactions.
Although the event is not in person, the virtual fair has new benefits. Students can join in from the comfort of their homes and it is less cost effective for employers and graduate programs to participate.
“We actually have some organizations participating in this fair that have never participated in our in-person event” said Boone.
The Career Fair will take place on Wednesday, September 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Registration is now open.