Fall 2021 Virtual Education Career Fair


Fall 2021 Virtual Education Career Fair

November 19, 2021 | 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

*IMPORTANT! Students/Alumni must register in advance via Handshake in order to meet with employers. 

Students must register in advance via Handshake in order to schedule one-on-one meetings with organizations. Some organizations may have drop-in rooms the day of the event, but scheduled sessions are your only guaranteed way to connect with recruiters.

Registration Information

  • Login on your Handshake account
  • Select your initials in the top, right-hand corner of the homepage
  • Click on My Profile
  • Go to the Education section
  • Enter your expected graduation date in the End Date field and click Save
  • Next, go to the Events section and search for the Career Fair(s) to begin registration and signing up to meet with employers
  • Recruiters may have limited availability, so appointments are first-come, first-served. In order to meet with employers and sign up for virtual one-on-one or group sessions, you will have to take a few steps (see below) in advance of the fair date.
  • For detailed instructions on how to register and sign up to meet with recruiters, click here.
  • In order to sign up for sessions with employers, you must be registered for the fair.
  • Registration and Sign-Ups for time slots will be available starting on November 8th in Handshake.
  • After you have registered, you will be able to sign up for one-on-one and group sessions with employers.
  • Registration is easy through Handshake. You can search for the fair directly in Handshake's Fairs section, or:
  • Click the "Register/Join Event" button, answer a few quick questions, click "Finish," and you’re ready to sign up for employer sessions! Recruiters will set up their schedules in the fair and you can pick an available time that works well for you.
  • Within the fair page, navigate to the Available Sessions tab in the upper-left of the page, below the fair title and date/time. You can come back to this tab at any time to register for more sessions, even during the fair!
    • You should also check back every few days leading up to the fair, because more employers may sign up or add additional sessions.
  • Be sure to select a time that you know you will be able to attend. If you decide you are no longer able to attend that session, “leave” the session so that it becomes available for another student.
    • For instructions on how to “leave/cancel” a session, click this link and then select “Managing session RSVPs.”
UCF Career Services staff will be available via Zoom to assist with troubleshooting and other questions/concerns during the UCF Fall 2021 Education Career Fair on November 19.
The Zoom Lobby will be open  from 12:00PM - 3:00PM.
Education Career Fair Zoom Student Lobby  - https://ucf.zoom.us/j/95719591679
Ask questions about how to prepare before, during, and after the Education Career Fair. We can help with your elevator pitch, networking strategies, general questions about the platform, how to do employer research, or anything else to help you succeed during the Fair. No RSVP required.
Resources for Students

Suggestions for a Professional Virtual Presence:

Professional suit with jacket, blouse, or button-down collar shirt, tie if applicable. Freshly groomed hair (facial hair included).
Plain, solid color background. Clear out clutter, garbage, inappropriate décor.
Natural lighting near window is best, otherwise proficient lighting near face. Quiet space, no background music, TV.
Face should be evenly centered on screen (beware of too much headspace or cropping off the top of your head). Maintain eye contact through the webcam.
Check Handshake for Career Services Virtual Etiquette workshops, or find video resources via the Career Services Facebook.

Looking for other ways to connect with employers? 

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