By: Tiffany Lin
Bustling with professionally-dressed students, the College of Communications Career Fair is an opportunity for students of all majors to begin or extend their network among the largely connected field.
Hosted at Darrel K. Royal Stadium, students were given a chance to meet and impress several potential employers and ask for more information about internship and job openings, exchanging their resumes for information packets. To strategize how they would use their time among a busy environment with multiple intriguing employers, many students had printed their own map layout before arriving at the fair.
From social media internships to script reading internships, each of the majors in the College of Communications was covered as the different companies had something unique to offer. Both large and small companies had elaborate set ups to entice the eager crowd, and many brought out t-shirts and their own products to further showcase their firms.
General Mills supplied snacks such as chips and nutrition bars, while the Walt Disney Company passed out information-printed notebooks and pens. Austin Monthly even gave out several copies of their magazines, while showing that they had several journalism and social media internships. Before long, lines formed at most of the tables including T3, iHeartMedia, and PulsePoint.
At the fair, students should be open to approach any organization that appeals to them and learn more about what they have to offer. In order for students to be able to start up a more extensive conversation with recruiters and at the same time, avoid the awkward, “So… what does your company do?” question, they should research companies beforehand.
The College of Communications Career Fair is an excellent resource for students of all graduating classes and majors. Students should take the initiative to introduce themselves to each of the companies of their interest and learn about the diverse opportunities they provide. The next fair is scheduled on March 11, 2015 in the same venue, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., so mark your calendars!