The Fall Career & Internship Fair (All University) at the University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO) hosted by the Academic and Career Development Center (ACDC) was on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. at Baxtor Arena, Omaha, NE.
The Scott Conference Center was recently remodeled and attached the Maverick Landing.
Making the Most of the Fair
The most important part before a fair is to be active on social media. Leading up to the event, I engage with the ACDC office on Twitter at @UNOACDC using #HireAMav. Being creative and helps spread the news about your presence. I sent this the day of the fair.
I arrived about 9:30 a.m. to Baxtor to set up. The career service has helpers to move what ever needed inside. Once everything is inside this is what my table looks like for the fair.
For swag we brought FCSAmerica branded cups that say “Technology Works Here”. Besides that we had some materials which don’t move very well such as pamphlets.
In terms of open positions we do not offer internships for the summer at a spring career fair. At this fair we did try having a common theme in talking to everyone that came by.
- Great culture
- Great place to start
For the computer science related attendees I told them about Farm Credit Services of America sponsoring free entry to https://connectaha.com/ for selected UNO Students. If they fill out my office 365 form. I can put your name in a drawing for a free ticket. Reply to this follow up career fair email with a phone number so I can get hold of you if you are selected.
The following team mate Chelsea Kaufman helped out which I recognized internally with a post.
In all 36 students filled out the form. I did find out the number of total students attending this specific career fair was under 300. All students who filled out the office 365 form I followed up with this email.