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You’re ready to attend a virtual career fair with Career Services, but where do you begin? Follow this guide to ensure you’re ready and set-up for success!



Before the Career Fair

Setting Up

  1. Visit app.careerfairplus.com/osu_ok and select the upcoming fair you plan to attend.

    1. Browse through the list of registered employers.

    2. Favorite those you want to speak with during an appointment.

    3. Take notes on their company profile about what interests you and reminders of why you want to meet with them.

  2. If you prefer, you can also download the Career Fair Plus app to your phone, which can be found on Google Play (Android) or the App Store (iOS).


Create an Account

You will need to create an account and build your candidate profile. Make sure you build a complete profile that includes your resume as well as other relevant information. This is the profile employers will see when you make appointments to meet them, so you want to make a good first impression!

Watch the following video on how to create a student profile or download our How to Create a Student Profile step-by-step guide.



Schedule Appointments

Each employer has one-on-one meetings which you can book before and during the virtual career fairs. These meetings are a replacement of the physical handshake and interaction at the in-person event.

On January 19th at 8:00am, all of the employer meetings for the Construction Industry Career Fair will open and become bookable so you can begin making your career fair schedule.

  1. Find the employer you are interested in meeting with and select one of the available schedules to see all of the meetings they have available.

    Note: Please only book one meeting per employer. Recruiters will share their notes on the candidates they meet with, so there is no need to book meetings with multiple recruiters from the same company.

  2. Choose a time that works for you and select “YES” to book the meeting time.

  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to book meetings.

  4. The system will not allow you to double-book yourself, nor book back-to-back meetings.

Don't forget, meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait!

Also, employers are registering for the virtual career fairs every day, so new meetings will become available leading up to the career fairs. It’s important to check back daily for updated information!



On February 8th at 8:00am, all of the employer meetings for the Hospitality Days Career Fair will open and become bookable so you can begin making your career fair schedule.

  1. Find the employer you are interested in meeting with and select one of the available schedules to see all of the meetings they have available.

    Note: Please only book one meeting per employer. Recruiters will share their notes on the candidates they meet with, so there is no need to book meetings with multiple recruiters from the same company.

  2. Choose a time that works for you and select “YES” to book the meeting time.

  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to book meetings.

  4. The system will not allow you to double-book yourself, nor book back-to-back meetings.

Don't forget, meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait!

Also, employers are registering for the virtual career fairs every day, so new meetings will become available leading up to the career fairs. It’s important to check back daily for updated information!



On February 8th at 8:00am, all of the employer meetings for the Architecture Career Fair will open and become bookable so you can begin making your career fair schedule.

  1. Find the employer you are interested in meeting with and select one of the available schedules to see all of the meetings they have available.

    Note: Please only book one meeting per employer. Recruiters will share their notes on the candidates they meet with, so there is no need to book meetings with multiple recruiters from the same company.

  2. Choose a time that works for you and select “YES” to book the meeting time.

  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to book meetings.

  4. The system will not allow you to double-book yourself, nor book back-to-back meetings.

Don't forget, meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait!

Also, employers are registering for the virtual career fairs every day, so new meetings will become available leading up to the career fairs. It’s important to check back daily for updated information!



On February 15th at 8:00am, all of the employer meetings for the All Majors Career Fair will open and become bookable so you can begin making your career fair schedule.

  1. Find the employer you are interested in meeting with and select one of the available schedules to see all of the meetings they have available.

    Note: Please only book one meeting per employer. Recruiters will share their notes on the candidates they meet with, so there is no need to book meetings with multiple recruiters from the same company.

  2. Choose a time that works for you and select “YES” to book the meeting time.

  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to book meetings.

  4. The system will not allow you to double-book yourself, nor book back-to-back meetings.

Don't forget, meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait!

Also, employers are registering for the virtual career fairs every day, so new meetings will become available leading up to the career fairs. It’s important to check back daily for updated information!



On February 15th at 8:00am, all of the employer meetings for the STEM Career Fair will open and become bookable so you can begin making your career fair schedule.

  1. Find the employer you are interested in meeting with and select one of the available schedules to see all of the meetings they have available.

    Note: Please only book one meeting per employer. Recruiters will share their notes on the candidates they meet with, so there is no need to book meetings with multiple recruiters from the same company.

  2. Choose a time that works for you and select “YES” to book the meeting time.

  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to book meetings.

  4. The system will not allow you to double-book yourself, nor book back-to-back meetings.

Don't forget, meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait!

Also, employers are registering for the virtual career fairs every day, so new meetings will become available leading up to the career fairs. It’s important to check back daily for updated information!



On March 15th at 8:00am, all of the employer meetings for the Education Career Fair will open and become bookable so you can begin making your career fair schedule.

  1. Find the employer you are interested in meeting with and select one of the available schedules to see all of the meetings they have available.

    Note: Please only book one meeting per employer. Recruiters will share their notes on the candidates they meet with, so there is no need to book meetings with multiple recruiters from the same company.

  2. Choose a time that works for you and select “YES” to book the meeting time.

  3. If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to book meetings.

  4. The system will not allow you to double-book yourself, nor book back-to-back meetings.

Don't forget, meetings are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait!

Also, employers are registering for the virtual career fairs every day, so new meetings will become available leading up to the career fairs. It’s important to check back daily for updated information!




Update Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

  1. Review our Resume Resource Packet.

  2. Have your resume critiqued by a Career Consultant prior to the fair.


Practice Your Elevator Pitch

This is a quick (30-60 second) but well-prepared summary of yourself.

  1. Introduce yourself

  2. What is your objective

    • To find a part-time job, internship, full-time position?

  3. Your Summary

    • Experiences, academic projects, campus involvement that are important for that company/recruiter to hear.

    • What contributions or value-add can you bring to the company?

  4. Closing Statement(s)

    • Thank them for their time!

    • Maybe end with a question to keep the conversation going.



Day Before the Career Fair


  1. Log into your account via the app or the web portal.

  2. Make sure you can access your virtual meeting schedule.

  3. Use this link to test the video platform and make sure you can enter your meetings.

    Note:This is a public link, please enter assuming someone (employer and/or student) may be in the room.

  4. Test your webcam and audio.

  5. Make sure you have a strong internet signal.

  6. Make sure your background is professional.

  7. Review the Career Fair Resource Packet.

  8. If you have any technical issues with the Career Fair Plus platform, please reach out to us at careers@okstate.edu.

Note: You will receive an email the day before the fair with reminders about your upcoming meetings. If a recruiter makes any changes from the time of that email, the Career Fair Plus platform will have the most up-to-date information.


Day of the Career Fair


If you have been following our suggestions so far – you are all set! Follow these simple steps and we know you will succeed:

  1. Wear professional attire to the virtual career fair.

  2. Arrive early to your appointments so you can test out the technology and make sure everything is working properly.

  3. Log into your account via the app or the web portal.

  4. Access your virtual meeting schedule and attend your meetings with employers at the appropriate times.

  5. If you wish to, use the app to help you track your meetings and make notes.


Resources


Need some additional resources about resumes, networking, or insight on how to interact with employers during the virtual career fairs? Check out the following resources that will help you put your best foot forward:


Stay tuned for our Prepare for the Fair events on February 10-12 where you will get to participate in a practice virtual career fair, have help setting up your student profile, and get all of your questions answered.


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