Part-Time/Holiday Job Fair



By Stuart Esrock, Ph.D.

Students who need to make some money to help pay for the cost of school should take advantage of an upcoming event.  The Part-time/Holiday Job Fair is coming up on Thursday, November 12, 11 am to 2 pm.  Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, this job fair will be held on a virtual/remote basis. 

This event is a great opportunity for you to meet with employers who have part-time positions available during the holiday season and beyond.  You will have opportunities to meet in larger group/information sessions with employers and can set up individualized meetings.

In order to take part, you will need to register and then sign up for group sessions and/or individual meetings using the Handshake career management system. If you have not used Handshake previously, you will need to set up your account and update your profile using your ULink user ID and password.  All currently enrolled students can log into Handshake

Once logged in, you will be on Handshake’s homepage. Select the “Events” tab near the top of the page.  On the “Events” page, select “Career Fair” located at the top.  On the “Career Fair” page, you will see the Holiday/Part-Time Job Fair and select that. Scroll down the page to see all information including the employers that are participating. Return to the previous page with the description of the event and scroll up. Select the blue “Register” button on the right. 

If your Handshake profile is set to private, a window will appear instructing you to change profile visibility to participate in the fair. The “Community” setting will allow you to participate in both 1-on-1 and group sessions.

After registering, you will receive an email from Handshake confirming you have successfully registered. You can click on the link in the email to select sessions in which you have an interest and to meet individually with employers.

In the days prior to the Part-time/Holiday Job Fair: 

  • Make sure your profile is complete and up-to-date and privacy setting is on “Community.”
  • Have your resume reviewed by the UCC and uploaded into your Handshake account.
  • Ensure your webcam and microphone work.
  • Research programs for which you have scheduled sessions and have two or three appropriate questions ready to ask.
  • Dress professionally for your webcam session.

For detailed instructions, please review our handout Preparing for Virtual Career Fairs.  For additional tips about virtual career fairs, please visit our Career Fair website.