INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS

SEIZE THE OPPORTUNITY.

This unique moment presents incredible opportunity for emerging professionals who can innovate, creatively and efficiently manage projects, and contribute to an organization’s strategic goals.

Sign Up Early

Don’t miss any information you’ll need to stay on top of opportunities presented through the career fair.

 

Prepare

Check in with your campus career center and work hard to make sure that you are ready to showcase your experience and skills and to present yourself professionally using online tools.

Explore

Have a good understanding of the type of jobs you in which you would be happiest and most productive.

 

Check in with your
Career Services Department

As soon as possible, check in with the Career Services Department at your school to ensure you are up to date on all requirements and recommendations for participation in the Career Fair and other types of recruiting activities.

Clark Atlanta University Career and Professional Development
Morehouse College Career Development and Engagement
Spelman College Career Planning and Development

Watch

Watch a video that will help you set up your Handshake profile and register for the Virtual Career Fair.

 

Still need help? Download this pdf. of helpful steps here.

Student Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What is the preferred browser to use for the Career Fair?
Answer 1: Chrome (Version 83 and higher for Windows), Safari(screen sharing feature is limited) and Firefox.

Question 2:What video equipment should we use for the Career Fair?
Answer 2:
● An internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
● Speakers and a microphone – built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
● A webcam or HD webcam – built-in or USB plug-in

Question 3: How can I ensure that my video capacities are capable?
Answer 3: We recommend that you test your system prior to the fast. Follow the steps here to test your video and audio setup.

Question 4:What can I do to prepare for the day of the Fair?
Answer 4:
● You can follow the steps in the Troubleshooting Guide.
● We also recommend you browse the employers attending the fair and sign up for group and one on one sessions with a variety of employers prior to the event to guarantee a spot or on the day of the event

Question 5: How do I join a session during the Fair?
Answer 5:
1. Navigate to the fair in Handshake and click on the “Your sessions” tab.
2. Click the blue “Launch Video” button in order to join the session. You can join up to five minutes early to test your audio and video connection.
3. You’ll need to make sure you’ve allowed microphone and video access in your app or browser in order to participate in audio and video.  Safari does have a slightly different permissions process, detailed in the this link

Question 6: How do I report a problem the day of the event?
Answer 6: Your institution will have an open Zoom meeting where you can log into for help.

Question 7: How do I make my Handshake profile public?
Answer 7:
1. When you log into Handshake, look for your profile image on the right hand side
2. Hover over your profile image to see the menu.
3. Click “Settings and Privacy.”
4. Under “Privacy,” click “Community.”
5. Click “Save Update.”

View “How to Make Your Profile Public” .pdf guide.

Question 8: What should I wear?
Answer 8: Make sure that you are wearing professional attire. Contact your institution if you need more information about professional attire.

  • Learn about JC Penney “Suit Up” event, where you can get professional attire at a discount.

Finding Additional Information

In addition to the resources your college has available, empower yourself through other tools which can help you prepare to best talk about your experiences, accomplishment, career goals, and fit with an organization.

Career Exploration

Look for tools which help you take an introspective look at yourself and the types of careers you would feel most comfortable in.

Resume Tips

As recruiters use more and more online tools to collect and assess resumes, look for tips which help you learn how to ensure that your unique skills and experiences stand out.

Interviewing Online

Showtime. Find information which helps you learn how to ensure that you present yourself professionally and can clearly and effectively promote yourself as a qualified candidate.

Information and Articles:

(Disclaimer: Information and resources below are accessible in the public domain and shared for thought purposes only. They are not necessarily recommended or endorsed by AUCC or its member institutions. Before following any particular guidance, check with your institution’s career center counselors.) 

Contact Us

If you need information in addition to that provided by your campus Career Services Department, contact AUCC Career Services.

campusrecruiting@aucenter.edu

(404) 523-5148

156 Mildred Street SW, P.O. Box 92527, Atlanta, GA 30314

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm; Sat-Sun: Closed; in-person visits to offices are temporarily suspended for all but essential personnel due to COVID-19 social distancing recommendations

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