Resource Center For Students
Congratulations! You are about to attend a very exciting
event that will impact your future. There are many
directions your life can take and a career event like this
will help you explore some of the opportunities available to you.
Throughout the day, you will have opportunities to talk with
business people and professionals from your community in a
variety of fields. First impressions count and these meetings may help you
find people who can help you along the career path you choose.
To help you get the most out of your event, please follow the tips below:
Dress for Success
- When you look your best, you feel your best.
- Take pride in yourself -- looking neat and well-dressed shows
you care about yourself and others.
Address People by Name
- If name tags are provided, use them.
- Traditionally, name tags are worn on the upper right corner
of your shirt, this way when you shake hands a person can
easily view your name.
Shake Hands Like a Pro
- When meeting people for the first time, it is often
customary to shake hands.
- When shaking hands:
- Look the person in the eye.
- Engage right hands.
- Pump two or three times.
Practice Positive Body Language
- Sometimes things you don't say speak louder than words.
- Be conscious of how you are sitting or standing.
- Slouching implies you are uninterested.
- Standing or sitting up straight shows respect.
- Practice good nonverbal communication skills, such as
- Eye contact.
- Nodding and showing interest as others speak.
- Not interrupting -- if you have a question about something, jot it down and ask
it when the person speaking is done.
Project a Positive Attitude
- Be open to new ideas and viewpoints.
- People like to be around others who have a hopeful view of things.
- This means taking initiative by asking questions and playing an active
role in discussions.
- Use your questions to find out as much as your can about the
professions you are interested in.
List of Typical Student Questions
- During Career Events you will have opportunities to ask
professionals questions about their jobs and how they got
started. Take time to write down some questions before attending the event.
- If you're looking for ideas of what to ask, click the link below to see sample questions