Co-op Job Fair
Every spring and fall semester, the Co-op Program hosts a Job Fair (the dates are on the Co-op Calendar). Employers participating in that semester’s interview week are invited to attend the Job Fair to meet current and prospective Co-op students.
Who Should Attend?
Students accepted in the Co-op Program. Employers often create their initial interview list based on students they meet at the Job Fair.
Prospective Co-op students who are not sure if the program is for them. Don't forget that the deadline for applying to the Co-op Program is the day after the Job Fair!
Freshmen and sophomores not yet in their major. This will help you figure out how to fit the Co-op Program into your academic plan.
Why should I attend the Job Fair?
This is an opportunity to put a face to your resume and emphasize your strengths and explain your weaknesses. Some students say their formal interviews are easier because they've already met the employer representative at the Job Fair and have established a rapport with the potential interviewer.
If you know you are going to miss the spring break interview week, be sure to attend to increase your chances of being called in for an interview.
Oh, and there will be free pizza!
How should I prepare for the Job Fair?
Review the Co-op Job Fair Preparation Handout based on the CSE Career Center's Career Fair Preparation Guide.
View or download the Guidebook App (see the link in the sidebar) to learn more about the employers and their positions.
Bring multiple copies of your resume (see the Resume Writing Section for help on writing resumes) to distribute to company representatives.
Dress professionally in business casual attire.
Registration for the Job Fair is located on the Interview Week Registration Form. You must have a signed Employer Agreement on file to have a table at the Co-op Job Fair. Most employers who participate in the Job Fair also participate in that semester's Interview Week.
There is no charge for employers to have a table at the Job Fair. We will provide you with parking vouchers when you arrive and a complimentary pizza lunch will be served.
The Job Fair is held in the central court of the School of Architecture, Rapson Hall. As shown on the map in the sidebar, there is parking across the street in the Church Street Garage. Other parking can be found at the Washington Avenue Ramp (southeast of Rapson Hall) and at the 4th Street Ramp (northeast of Rapson Hall).
Note that the Co-op Job Fair is not the same as the College of Science and Engineering's Career Fair. For your convenience we try to schedule our Job Fair to be the day before or after CSE's Career Fair.