Event Prep Tips & Advice

Tips for Projecting a Professional Image

  1. Consider every contact with an employer to be a professional networking experience, including this event.  
  2. Dress and groom yourself as if you are going on a virtual interview. (Helpful Article: Practice and Preparation for an Online Interview)
  3. Take time to research the companies in advance and register for sessions that best match your interests and career goals.  
  4. Visit the organizations’ websites and social media sites, such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Prepare some well-crafted, thoughtful questions. This can go a long way to establishing a great first impression. We’ve provided a list of sample questions below. 
  5. Be punctual; join the session 5 minutes before it starts in a quiet environment, where you are unlikely to be distracted or interrupted. We highly recommend using a desktop computer or laptop that has a webcam and microphone. If possible, leave your webcam on throughout the session.   
  6. Ask questions and engage with employers!  

Sample Questions


About the Company 

  • Do you offer internships or volunteer opportunities?
  • Can you describe the company culture? 
  • What do you like most about working for this company?
  • What is the on-boarding process like?
  • Does your company have a mentoring program for new grad hires?
  • What would you suggest for a candidate who wants to apply for an entry-level job with your company, but doesn’t have any direct work experience in the field yet? 
  • How has your company adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic? 
  • Have you experienced any layoffs over the past year?


About a Specific Role

  • What do you think are the most important qualities for someone to excel in this role?
  • What technical skills does this role require? 
  • What would be a typical career path for someone who starts in this position? 
  • What would someone in this position be responsible for in the first 3-6 months? 
  • What is the most important trait for someone to succeed in this role?
  • What classes would you recommend I take in order to prepare for an entry-level job at your company? 


About the Application Process

  • Can you describe the application process?  
  • Can you describe the interview process? 
  • What impresses you most about a candidate during an interview?
  • What do you look for on a resume? 

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