I had an amazing time last week volunteering at Grand Valley State University’s Winter Career Fair as a student ambassador. It was a great experience getting to work first hand with all the employers by helping them bring in their gear, set up their booths, and attending to them throughout the event. There were over two hundred companies looking to hire students for internships and full-time positions in the Greater Grand Rapids area. Such a great opportunity for students to meet potential employers and expand their professional network.
While helping I met lots of really great people who were more than willing to lend a hand and provide help to students as they advance into a more professional standing. I received countless business cards and was able to connect with lots of employers on LinkedIn.
I would highly recommend going to a career fair if you can, even if you’re not currently looking to be hired anywhere. It was a great way for me to broaden my perspective and rub some elbows in the process. I will definitely be attending more in the future.