There was a lot of preparation going into the career and internship fair. For the past two weeks my PDS class has been reviewing all the ways to be successful during the fair. Mainly my professor focused on how to present yourself and what to say to the recruiter to make yourself look good. What you had to wear was the most important in my opinion. The first impression is always the lasting one, so if I was not dressed in business attire I feel that it would have changed the outcome completely.
The career fair was very nerve racking at first but after I introduced myself to the first company the nerves started to go away. There were a lot of businesses that I found to be very interesting and by being a marketing major I could relate to most of them there. The companies that I mainly wanted to focus on were the sports companies like the New England Revolution and the United States Tennis Association.
I was able to have a great conversation with the recruiter from the New England Revolution where I was able to give my resume to him. Unfortunately, there were no open positions for an internship but the recruiter said that he would hold my resume for future reference. I did have better luck with the United States Tennis Association, where the recruiter said that there was an opening in the marketing department. I am excited to learn about whether the opportunity is still available. After sending out a follow up email, the recruiter said that she would be keeping in touch.
PDS helped me prepare for the fair so much and allowed me to be ready for the questions I would be asked along with allowing me to get rid of the nerves. I was able to go up to them and start a conversation about their business and about myself without a problem. Overall, it was a very successful event, and I was happy with the turnout of companies and the number of students that decided to attend.