Making the most out of the Career Fair

Chattanooga State will host a career fair on its main campus, March 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the HPF Gym. For more information call 423-697-2570.
Chattanooga State will host a career fair on its main campus, March 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the HPF Gym. For more information call 423-697-2570.

By Austen Blair, Contributing writer

‘New job who dis?’ is what you could say if you attend the job fair the main campus holds every year.

The job fair gives students the opportunity to meet with future employers and have mini interviews right here on campus.

Students have the chance to meet with upwards of 80 vendors from varies career fields and have all their questions answered and potentially lockdown a new job.

Amenda Coleman, a member of Career Services and Counseling here on campus, had a lot to say about the job fair.

Spring 2017, Coleman said she’s been running the job fair for the last three years. She said the fair, “gives students opportunities and expands their contacts.”

The job fair also gives students the opportunity to investigate career fields they may be interested in. Coleman gave a few pro tips as well to help them best prepare for the fair.

She said that students should target top companies they’re interested in, research, and be prepared to answer questions.

The most important thing to do at the fair, Coleman said, is to chart a course. By that she means do some research before going in and make a game plan of which companies are a top priority.

Coleman’s office is located in the Student Center and would be happy to answer any and all questions.

Chattanooga State will host a career fair on its main campus, March 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the HPF Gym.  For more information call 423-697-2570.
Chattanooga State will host a career fair on its main campus, March 22, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the HPF Gym. For more information call 423-697-2570.

As a student, Rayce, has firsthand experience with job fairs.

He said that students should ask a lot of questions when going to a job fair.

He felt that it was important to ask questions like, ‘are you happy here and why does this job matter.’

Rayce’s peer tip for first time job fair attendees was to, “be open minded, you have to be willing to be open to all opportunities.”

All questions about the fair can be answered by the anyone in Career Services and Counseling in the Student Center and some can be answered on Tigerweb as well.

If you would like to attend, make sure you are dressed professionally and remember Coleman and Rayce’s pro tips for a more successful job fair.