Dunwoody Career Fairs
Dunwoody College hosts two on-campus, school-wide career fairs each year as well as a Construction Sciences Career Expo. Over 280 companies participate in these fairs annually, helping many Dunwoody students land paid jobs or internships well before they graduate.
Dunwoody’s annual, school-wide career fairs are open to all Dunwoody students and alumni.
Spring 2022 Career Fair (In-Person)
The spring Career Fair will take place March 8, 2022, and will be an in-person fair. All student majors will be in attendance. Companies can choose to attend either the 8 – 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. session.
Like our fall Career Fair, space will be limited to 65 companies per session.
The registration fee will be $150 with some additional sponsorship opportunities. Registration will take place through Handshake. Click here to register.
Construction & Design Conference: Feb. 17, 2022
The Construction & Design Conference will take place February 17, 2002. We will be seeking guest speakers for professional development sessions across all majors in our Construction Sciences & Building Technology majors as well as our Architecture and Interior Design programs.
Times for the Career Fair portion of the day are TBD. Registration will begin December 1 through Handshake.
- For-profit companies – $350
- Government, Non-Profit, and Industry Groups – $100
To inquire about speaking at this event or to ensure you get an invite to this event, please email Rob Borchardt at email@example.com.
The following COVID-19 precautions were taken for the Fall 2021 Career Fair. Similar precautions will likely be taken for 2022 events.
- We limited our employer capacity to just over half of our normal volume of companies to try and give some additional space for everyone.
- We are requiring everyone to wear a mask this semester in our building regardless of vaccination status.
- Due to space limitations, we decided to ask companies limit the number of representatives attending to no more than 2 people.
- This will be a “no hand shaking” event.
- There will be plenty of hand sanitizer stations placed in the event spaces.
- We will provide bottles of water for company reps at each table. We will not be providing snacks or food.
- Please do not bring food/snacks as table giveaways
- Dunwoody very closely monitors COVID-19 on campus and will be following CDC and MN Department of Health guidelines for all indoor events. If anything changes between now and the event, we will communicate that information to you as soon as possible.
Career Fair Tips for Students
Before the Fair
Employers expect you to be prepared. Make sure you:
- Update and polish your résumé. Contact Career Services at firstname.lastname@example.org for tips on how to make your résumé stand out.
- Review the list of companies attending and the jobs they are advertising. Check MyCareer for job descriptions.
- Make a day-of plan. Make a list of which companies you want to speak with, where they will be located on the provided event map, and what you want to speak with them about.
- Practice an introduction. Have a prepared, 30 second or less “elevator speech” about who you are and what you are looking for.
- Print plenty of copies of your résumé. Consider bringing business cards and your portfolio as well!
During the Fair
Come prepared and be professional.
- Dress professionally for your industry. Ask yourself, what would you wear for a job interview? Career fairs are essentially that.
- Make sure to wear your provided name tag. They help employers identify which department you’re in.
- Allow yourself adequate time. Do all of your prep work prior to the fair. This ensures you have enough time to speak with all of the employers you’re interested in.
- Respect employers’ materials/giveaways. Don’t focus on giveaways or promotional materials. Instead, pay attention to your conversation.
- Be assertive and make a good first impression. Start with a firm handshake, and be prepared to ask questions. Employers are eager to see how you handle yourself and how you demonstrate your communication skills.
- Ask for business cards. This gives you direct contact with the organization for networking and follow up purposes.
- Be courteous and professional. You represent yourself, your major, and Dunwoody College. Company representatives are here because they want to hire Dunwoody students–some representatives are even Dunwoody alumni! So, do your best to uphold Dunwoody’s reputation of training successful grads.
After the Fair
- Write a short thank you note to companies you spoke with. Make sure to acknowledging their time and thank them for coming to campus. This is an excellent practice to get used to and leaves a lasting impression.
- Follow up as necessary. Apply for jobs, schedule interviews, and make an effort to stay connected with organizations you’re interested in.