Friday, September 3, 2021

Get ready for the Fall 2021 CSE Virtual Career Fair

Mark your calendar for the Fall 2021 CSE Virtual Career Fair Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22, and start preparing now. Close to 200 employers are registered to connect with students.

The Career Fair is virtual!

Mark your calendar for the Fall 2021 CSE Virtual Career Fair Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22, and start preparing now. Close to 200 employers are registered to connect with students.

Fall 2021 CSE Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, Sept. 21 and Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021
Noon-6 p.m. both days
Virtual fair platform: Handshake

Handshake, the University's career events and job/internship platform, provides features that will allow you to connect personally with employers.

Virtual Career Fair features include:
  • No waiting in line! You can pre-register for a time to speak with employers via video chat.
  • Speak with employers from the comfort and safety of your home.
  • Research employers prior to the fair, as well as during the fair, by entering the employer's group session room.
  • Speak with the CSE Career Center during the Career Fair to receive help with your questions.
Students who have participated in a CSE Virtual Career Fair in the past had this to say:
  • “It felt like I was getting more attention from employers due to the individual nature of meetings. The 10-minute slot was just for me, and there wasn't the hustle and bustle of a huge line behind.”
  • “I appreciated that each recruiter had a description of the types of positions they were hiring for. At the in-person career fair, we only get a few minutes maximum to talk with each recruiter, but at the virtual career fair, we got 10 minutes. It also felt less hectic and less stressful.”
This week is a great time to start preparing!
  • Have your resume reviewed at CSE Career Center drop-ins scheduled for Monday through Friday from 2 to 4 pm.
  • Update your profile in Handshake to ensure employers are able to see your skills and experiences.
    • Step 1: Select My Profile from the photo icon dropdown menu in the upper right corner.
    • Step 2: Click the edit icon (pencil) by your name and photo placeholder on the left side of the screen to update your preferred name, school year, and to add a photo (optional).
    • Step 3: Hover to the right of Primary Education and select the pencil icon. All students will have the University of Minnesota listed as their Primary Education. In the college field, select University of Minnesota - Twin Cities. Next, fill out your education level, major/minor, start/end dates, and GPA (you have the option to hide your GPA from employers).
    • Step 4: Add at least one Work or Volunteer Experience, one Organization or Extracurricular organization you are or have been involved with, and at least two skills (scroll down to see the list of skills on the left side of the screen).
You can begin signing up for time slots to speak individually with employers at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, in Handshake.

For more information on how to prepare and a list of upcoming preparation events, visit the CSE Career Fair website.

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CSE Career Center
Offices temporarily located at 10 Church St. SE, Suite 300
Minneapolis, MN, 55455. Use south entrance.
612-624-4090