Career Services - Step 2
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Career and College Fairs held on campus at St. Johns River State College are opportunities for students and alumni to connect with colleges and employers. The schedule and theme of these events changes from year to year and are free for job seekers.

How to Introduce Yourself to Employers in 60 Seconds >>
    Introduce Yourself to Employers in 60 Seconds

    You step into the career fair and make your way toward a representative from the top-ranked company on your job-search list. What can you say and do during the next 60 seconds to make this recruiter want to explore hiring you?

    Hit them with your one-minute introduction!

    Follow the formula
    Use the following formula to build your 60-second introduction:
    • Name
    • Class (senior, junior, sophomore)
    • Major / Degree / Program (i.e. Business major pursuing and Associate in Science degree in Accounting.)
    • Opportunities that you are seeking (i.e. opportunity to utilize QuickBooks proficiency in a CPA firm.)
    • Relevant experience (work, internship, volunteer work)
    • Highlights of skills and strengths
    • Knowledge of the company

    Tailor your introduction to each employer you approach based on research and knowledge of each company. (Here’s where to start: Get a list of employers attending the career fair, and check out their websites for information about products, services, and opportunities.)

    Practice to perfection
    Practice your introduction so that you can move on to the important next step—the interview. Add positive nonverbal communications—eye contact, facial expressions, body language, and posture. Practice with a mirror, a friend, and/or a career services staff member.

    Ask a great question
    Next, make yourself memorable by asking a question about the company. (These questions are based on information you’ve found in your research.)
    • “Could you tell me more about the new (product) you are developing?”
    • “Could you tell me more about your financial management training program?”
    • “What type of projects do your interns work on?”

    Avoid the following:
    • Asking what the company does;
    • Asking if the company has any jobs; and
    • When asked what type of position you are seeking, saying you would be willing to do anything at the company.

    Courtesy of the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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EVENT SCHEDULE


Clay Regional Career Fair 2017
St. Johns River State College
Orange Park Campus
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts Conference Center
Wednesday, February 8


Health Careers Day 2017
St. Johns River State College
Orange Park Campus
Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts Conference Center
Wednesday, March 29
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Meet with representatives from healthcare organizations hiring employees in a variety of healthcare positions, interns, and seeking volunteers. Learn about continuing your education with SJR State in one of our Bachelor's programs. Dress professionally and bring a resume.


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