SP 24 Career & Co-op Job Fair


Event Details

Career & Co-op Job Fair (In-Person)

Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Time: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Location: Main Building Conference Center (RM 342)

Register to attend in CState CareerLink & get full list of employers attending

Student Information

Why Attend?

  • Meet employers seeking students NOW for current openings
  • Check out CState CareerLink for the most up to date listing of employers attending – click here – information is available in the “Events” tab.

How To Register to Attend?

Current students can register to attend via CState CareerLink.  This will also have the most up to date list of employers attending and employment postings.

To access CState CareerLink, please enter your username and password. Your username is your SurgeMail email address (including @cincinnatistate.edu). Your password is the same as your password for SurgeMail/MyCState/Blackboard

General Career Fair Tips

  • Research who is attending the fair
    • Review company information in CState CareerLink
    • Who do you want to make contact with
    • What do you need to know about the organization before you approach the table
  • Make sure your resume is ready
    • Bring multiple copies of your resume on good quality resume paper
  • Take the event seriously
    • You only have one chance to make a first impression
    • Dress well, make eye contact, and smile
    • Business casual attire is encouraged
  • Be prepared for a brief interview
    • Check out our tips on the Elevator Pitch under Marketing Yourself – Job Search Tools
    • You should be able to give a 2 to 3 minuet introduction of yourself as a potential candidate – your commercial  that highlights the benefits you can offer the organization
    • Make sure you have some questions ready for the recruiter
    • Avoid poor communication habits, such as fidgeting, rocking, chewing gum, etc.
  • Before you leave the table – get the recruiter’s name and contact information
  • Follow-up
    • You’ve just made a connection with a recruiter – what will you do with that connection
    • Email a thank you letter.  In the letter, thank the recruiter for his/her time, restate your interest and qualifications for the position; reiterate your interest in a second interview, and make a promise to follow-up the letter with a phone call (and then make sure you do in fact call). You should probably enclose another copy of your resume to be sure
  • Other Resources
  • Video Resources
Employer Information

General Information About The Co-op Job Faair

The purpose of this event is to:

  • Promote Co-op employment opportunities for students.
  • Promote Career employment for opportunities after graduation.

This event is for invited guests.

Space is limited and there is a cost to attend the event.  Questions can be directed to careercenter@cincinnatistate.edu 

Lunch will be provided

How To Register To Attend


Tips for Career Fair Success at Cincinnati State

Career Fairs help your organization build connections to students on Cincinnati State’s campus.

Things to consider as you prepare for the fair:

  • Plan displays, tablecloth, giveaways, handouts, business cards, nametags, etc.
  • Make sure your jobs are posted in CState CareerLink and your company profile is updated
  • May be useful to have information at your table about hiring needs & opportunities
  • Remember some students are approaching your table as job seekers and some are approaching your table as career explorers
  • Be prepared to ask questions of candidates and be prepared to answer candidate questions about your hiring process, needs, etc.