Part-time and Summer Jobs Fair FAQs for Students

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How should I prepare for the Part-time and Summer Jobs Fair?
  • Why should I attend the Part-time and Summer Jobs Fair?
  • Why come to the fair if employers ask me to apply online?
  • How can I find out which companies will attend?
  • Where do I find information about the employers I am interested in meeting with?
  • Do I need to register to attend the Part-time and Summer Jobs Fair?
  • How do I make a good first impression?
  • Who can attend the fair?
  • What should I bring to the fair?
  • How should I dress?

How should I prepare for the Part-time and Summer Jobs Fair?

Have your resume critiqued by a Career Specialist, attend a career prep workshop (view the Calendar of Events for more information), research companies you’re interested in, view and apply to said companies’ open positions on CAREERlink, and practice your conversation starter.

Why should I attend the Part-time & Summer Jobs Fair?

There are many reasons to attend this fair, the main one being to obtain a summer job! Others include to practice your public speaking and networking skills, to look into different options for possible future careers, and to network with potential employers.

Why come to the fair if employers ask me to apply online?

At the fair, you will come across some companies that only accept applications online. Even if an employer can’t accept your resume in person, you still have the chance to meet and even network with representatives. Students who only submit their application online don’t have that opportunity.

How can I find out which companies will attend?

You can find a list of employers whom will be attending the fair under the “Participating Employers” link on the previous page.

Where do I find information about the employers I am interested in meeting with?

View the list of participating employers on the previous screen or on our app. You can view the positions they are hiring for, the locations of the positions, what majors and degrees they are seeking, and their website.

Do I need to register to attend the Part-time and Summer Jobs Fair?

Student registration is not required for any career fair sponsored by the NDSU Career Center.

How do I make a good first impression?

Approach an employer by yourself (versus with a group of friends). Make sure to smile, be confident, make eye contact, and use a firm handshake. Demonstrate that you researched the employer and practiced your conversation starter.

Who can attend the fair?

Current students at NDSU, MSUM, and Concordia are welcome to attend this fair, along with NDSU alumni.

What should I bring to the fair?

A student ID is required for admittance. Bring more paper copies of your resume than you think you’ll need. Don’t forget to get it critiqued by a Career Specialist. It also helps to bring the resumes in a padfolio so you have a pen and paper to take notes if needed.

How should I dress?

Business casual is appropriate for this fair. If you don’t have a business casual outfit, borrow one from the Career Closet for free.