Career fair resource guide for students

UW Bothell Virtual Career Fair Resources for Students

We invite you to register and attend our virtual career fairs via Handshake where employers have active job and internship openings for you. Preparing for virtual fairs is different than an in-person fair and we have outlined steps for success and resources below. Handshake provides a step-by-step guide detailing how to register, prepare, and follow-up after the fair. (Review Handshake’s Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair for Students). For additional information, please review our steps below.

Prepare for the virtual career fair by attending events and workshops led by Career Services.

Resources for students attending the fair

Before the fair

  1. Find and register for the career fair in Handshake (Within “Events” tab)
  2. Sign up for 1-on-1 and group sessions (These are first-come, first-served – you need to sign-up for them before the session begins)
  3. Complete your Handshake profile (Be sure your major, graduation date, school year, GPA, and work authorization are accurate)
  4. Review Audio/Video Requirements and Troubleshooting (Audio is required, video is optional but encouraged)
  5. Participate in hands-on training (Attend Career Services’ live workshops and events to prepare for the fair and landing a position)
  6. Review tips for preparation, participation, and follow-up (Handshake has a plethora of tips and videos available)

Day of the fair

  • Log in to Handshake before the fair starts to access all your sessions
  • See details on day-of participation including joining and leaving a session in Participating in a Virtual Fair
  • For any questions you have on the day of the fair, contact to have a staff member assist you
  • It is important to attend the sessions for which you have registered; no-shows reflect poorly on candidates
  • Business casual attire is recommended
  • Employers are excited to virtually meet you; they will expect that your videos will be turned on and that you will be asking questions and engaging in the sessions
  • When asking questions of employers, be sure to first show gratitude by thanking them for their time and participation in the fair
  • It is important to stay in the group sessions until they have concluded; leaving early from group sessions reflects poorly on candidates

Support, logistics, and tips for success

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