2019 Spring UNO College of Business Administration and Internship Career Fair

The College of Business Administration (CBA) was the second University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) career fair for the 2019 Spring School year. The timing of the career fair compared to the other UNO fair in spring  was about a week apart.

I am always interested in finding UNO Alumni who could help out at a career fair. I put a message on our Yammer in February that I was looking for help for the CBA Career Fair. 

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Carol Brush, ODL Specialist volunteered to help out. This was good since Carol was a UNO Alumni.  She also could be a new perspective on how I do things and provide feedback.

The day of the Fair

I always make sure to post on Twitter and LinkedIn.

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I arrived at fair about 10:00 a.m. to setup. I setup the TV to show the Careers page. I also had some cups left over from Technology Works Here. I had the iPad with the Office 365 Form to capture student information. I keep hand sanitizer in my digital toolbox.   

I had a spot right when you walked in. so I was able to multiple ways to setup the table.

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The one that seemed to fit our space was to setup the display on the side of the table. This allowed anyone walking down in to see the banner.

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Student started stopping by after 11:00 a.m. The amount of students who stopped by because of a class room visit is a great story to tell. This means students are seeing Farm Credit Services of America as a first class employer.  This also means a student stopping by had a previous touch point and I don’t have to explain who Farm Credit Services of America is. There were students who attended the Class Room Visit on Wednesday night stopped by the booth because I came to the class. There where students who attended the Innovation Works Here on February 15th.    

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The fair ended about 2:00 p.m. I went to the front desk to ask a simple question. How many students actually checked in. The unofficial count I heard was under 150. This was the same number as in the FALL of 2018 I think this was a very low number. When I got back to the office I looked at the inputs from the Office 365 Form. We had 24students give us contact information which was 6 lower than last time.  .  Even though the numbers were not high. The multiple touch point is a big deal in the long run of recruiting.

Follow up

In all 24students filled out the form.  I followed up with this email.

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