Career Center > Jobs & Internships > Job Fairs & Events
Research companies you’re interested in and come prepared to ask specific questions that reflect your knowledge of each company. You can view lists of the employers attending each fair on Handshake.
Practice your 30-second pitch or introduction! Your pitch should offer a brief yet impactful message that highlights career interests, what you can offer to the workforce, and your goal for connecting with the individual you're pitching. An engaging pitch and firm handshake can help you market yourself and stand out to an employer.
Visit the Career Center's Peer Career Coaches for a resume review. Peer Career Coaches provide resume and cover letter assistance, and can answer questions about Handshake, LinkedIn, interview prep, and other Career Center resources. Remember to bring multiple copies of your most up-to-date resume to share with employers attending the fair, along with a pen and notepad.
The recommended dress code for both the In-Person and Virtual career fairs is Business Casual. Unsure of what Business Casual attire is, you can find examples here.
If you're looking for the perfect outfit for the fair, check out DePaul's Career Closet. There are locations in both the Loop and Lincoln Park stocked with a variety of new and gently worn business professional clothing - everything you need for job, internship or interview. All you need is your student ID; all items are free of charge and for students to keep.
Lincoln Park Location
The Lincoln Park Career Closet is part of DePaul's Rosalie Rendu Student Pantry. Stop in to browse the selection of food, resources and professional attire. All DePaul students can access the pantry via their DePaul ID card.
The Loop Career Closet is open by request Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm. You must check in and out at the Career Center in DPC 9500 with your student ID.
Participating in a Virtual career fair looks a little different than an In-Person one. Below are resources to help prepare you to be successful when attending a Virtual career fair.
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