Career Fair or Networking Follow-Up

Sending a follow-up a day or two after speaking with employers or new connections at a Career Fair or Networking event can help you make a good impression. You can send an email if you got their email address or a short message as part of a connection request on LinkedIn.

Topics to Include

  • Thank them for taking the time to speak with you.
  • Mention something you discussed to help them remember your conversation.
  • If you are actively searching for a position, name the position that you are applying for or applied to at their company and include your resume if you are connecting via email.

Sample Messages


Subject: Career Fair Follow-Up

Dear Mr./Ms./Mx. Last Name,

I hope this email finds you well! Thank you for taking the time to speak with me at Wentworth’s Career Fair. Our conversation about the [Position Title] role at [Company Name] was very insightful and increased my interest in joining the team. I especially enjoyed hearing about [subject of your conversation].

I’m eager to learn about any updates regarding the application process and if there are any additional materials needed from my end.

Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Best regards,

[Your Name]


Dear Mr./Ms./Mx. Last Name,

Thank you for taking the time to speak with me at Wentworth’s Career Fair. I enjoyed learning more about the skills necessary for the [Position Title] at [Company Name]. After our conversation, I am even more interested in the possibility of joining your team. I am particularly interested in the hands on nature of the role [or something else about the position] and believe my experience with [something from your background] would make me a good fit for the position. I look forward to hearing about the next steps in the hiring process.


[Your Name]