FAQs

All students in all majors are invited to attend the fair. Students would be surprised to know that it's not just for seniors. Since employers are trying to find candidates for full-time, part-time, and co-op/internship positions, seniors, juniors, sophomores, and freshmen students and alumni are able to explore opportunities to suit their employment needs.

Employers will expect students to come prepared to distribute their resume. It is important to take the time to prepare a professional resume. Resume writing assistance and critiquing is available from the Office of Career Services at careers@niagara.edu or 716-286-8500.

Create the best first impression. Wear interview attire - a dark suit with coordinating shoes. Be impeccably groomed - have a neat and clean appearance. Men should remember to wear a pressed dress shirt, conservative tie, clean shaven, and no earrings. Women should wear a skirt suit or tailored dress and jacket. For more suggestions on professional dress, students can visit the Office of Career Services or look in the Get Hired Book for professional image tips.

If you do not know what type of job you want, the career fair is a great way to explore the potential career paths and employment opportunities. Whether you are a liberal arts major or one that is more career specific, like accounting, your college degree is only one factor in determining your future job prospects. Majors don't limit you to one type of work. A candididate's work-related skills, experience, interest and attitude are also important factors that employers consider.

The recruiters attending the fair will represent local and national companies. Some companies might only offer local positions, however, they may have branches in other areas of the state or country. The fair is a good oppportunity to learn about the company and inquire about positions that match your geographic preference.

After registering, students will receive a list of companies attending. The list will indicate a brief description of the company, the company representative's name, position(s) available, desired major(s), and table number. Get familiar with the surroundings and review the list - when you are ready, introduce yourself to employers.

Smile and get ready to say "hello" and shake hands. After exchanging brief introductions, consider sharing a "30-second commercial" about yourself; for example, "I'm graduating this year with a bachelor's degree in psychology and would like to work for an organization where my people skills, attention to detail and computer skills can be utilized."