This fair provides opportunities for GW students and alumni to meet with organizations from a variety of industries that may be recruiting for full-time, part-time, and internship positions, and/or getting their brand out to the attention of GW students and alumni.
At this event, students and alumni will have the opportunity to meet, on average, more than 100 company representatives who will discuss their organizations and possible internships and job opportunities. Employers who register for the events reﬂect available openings and the required qualiﬁcations. Students and alumni can review these listings in Handshake before attending the events.
Fair Prep Room — Get last minute tips, support, and guidance from GW Career Coaches on how to present yourself to employers. Practice your Professional Introduction (aka «Elevator Pitch»).
LinkedIn Professional Photo Booth: Get a free headshot from a professional photographer that you can use for your LinkedIn profile.
Review the list of Fair employers for information on positions for which they may be hiring.
PLEASE NOTE: This Fair is exclusively for GW students and alumni. You will need to type in your GWID in the kiosk when you check in to access the Fair. Alumni who attended GW prior to GWork (now Handshake) will need to provide some form of evidence of their past attendance (resumes will do).
How to Prepare & Make an Impression at the Fair
Schedule an appointment with your Career Coach to get advice on how to research employers and how to make a good impression during the fair.
Watch this clip of recruiters providing tips on about making a good impression at the fair. (Coming soon!)
Check out our interview preparation page and also our Pinterest boards: «Dress for Success: Men» and «Dress for Success: Women» for visual tips, resources and ideas on how to look your best when interacting with employers at the fair.
Work on your «professional introduction», also known as an «elevator pitch». Review this worksheet to learn how to clearly, confidently and concisely explain to an employer who you are and why you would be a good fit at their company.
During the fair, come by the Fair Prep Room which will be in the auxiliary gym near Student Check-In at the 22nd Street main entrance of the Smith Center. The Prep Room will also have a coat check available for you to leave your coats and/or bags.
Attend related programs and workshops. (RSVP in Events).
Join the conversation on social media
Follow the Center for Career Services on Twitter and Instagram and while you're at the Fair, make sure to take pics with fair employers and tag them and us & use hashtags #GWCareerFair and #GWCareerSuccess.