Attending an employment event can be intimidating, whether this is your first interaction with an employer or your 50th. Being prepared and knowing what to expect can help alleviate nerves and allow you to put your best foot forward!
How do I prepare?
What to Bring:
It is always a good idea to have a copy of your resume or CV when attending a recruitment or employment event- you never know when you might need it! Check out these helpful resources (including links to UT Career Services Offices) for creating and perfecting your resume.
What to Wear:
Events where you will be networking or interacting one-on-one with a potential employer generally require Business Professional attire. You can find some helpful information about Business Professional attire for all gender identities and expressions from the Liberal Arts Career Services site here and from the Communications Career Services site here. Need assistance with obtaining professional attire? The UT Outpost offers a career closet to make sure every Longhorn has access to professional clothes for job and internship interviews.
How to Prepare:
UT offers support from 16 different Career Services Offices (CSOs) across campus. These offices can help prepare for an employment event through some of the services below:
- Career advising appointments
- Resume and cover letter review
- Mock interviews
- Career discovery and development workshops
- Internship and other experiential programs
- Job boards and other online recruiting systems
Check out this “Career Services 101” site to find which Career Services Office can best support you!