The Return of the In-person CO-OP + CAREER Fair

After many months of hosting virtual events, CO-OPS + CAREERS was thrilled to bring back the in-person Fair on Tuesday, October 5th from 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm in Tansey Gymnasium. To maintain a safe environment due to Covid-19 we reduced capacity significantly, ensuring a de-densified and socially distant experience for all. The sold-out event welcomed 73 organizations to campus ranging from local design firms to global technology companies and everything in between. The Fair was open to students and alumni actively seeking spring co-op or full-time opportunities drawing 421 attendees from all majors. Students and employers were enthusiastic about spending the afternoon networking in-person once again.

Recruiters from Novo Construction speaking with a student in front of the company booth at the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

Students lined up to meet with employers at the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

Students who attended the CO-OP + CAREER Fair, below are some tips for following up.

  • Send a thank you email to the employers with whom you spoke. Find our guide to thank you notes here. If you need a reminder of which companies with whom you spoke a list of employers is available on our website for reference. Use this opportunity to include a copy of your resume, even if you gave them one at the Fair.
  • If a recruiter gave you specific instructions, be sure to follow through on those items and then follow up with the recruiter.
  • Unable to send a thank-you note for lack of contact information? Stay connected through social media: find the company or even the person you spoke with on LinkedIn or Twitter. Follow their feeds to stay up to date on new openings and other news!
  • You are always welcome to check in with your Co-op + Career Advisor to see if they can provide you with any helpful information, too.

If you were unable to attend the Fair be on the lookout for future opportunities to connect with employers, including the announcement about the spring CO-OP + CAREER Fair. Check out our Student Events Calendar for a complete list of upcoming on and off campus recruiting and networking events.

Student and employer talking at the CO-OP + CAREER FairFair in Tansey

Alumnus catching up with professor Michael Mozil at the CO-OP + CAREER Fair

Employers, be on the lookout for future recruiting opportunities in the coming months, and for details about our spring CO-OP + CAREER Fair. If you are interested in connecting with students contact Chris McIntyre,

Thank you to everyone who joined on October 5th for the Fair. A special thank you to our premium sponsor, NOVO Construction and our sponsors: BOND BrothersDACONElectric Supply Center, and HTS Engineering. Your support makes all the difference.

We look forward to seeing everyone at our next event!

By Abbey Pober
Abbey Pober Associate Director for Data, Marketing, & Systems