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Internship & Job Fair 2023 FAQs

September 27, 2023

If you have questions about CCI's Internship & Job Fair, we have answers. Check the FAQs for more information. If you don't find the answer you seek, contact CCI’s Austin Shock at

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This will be the first impression you make on a potential employer. Make it a good one.  

  • Check your résumé for accuracy, grammar, spelling, and typos. Be sure your contact information (email, phone number) is accurate. 
  • You can use this free online job search resource to spruce up your résumé or visit your institution's career center for helpful tips and tricks.
  • Check your camera and headphones/earbuds to ensure they’ll work the day of the event.
  • Look around the part of the room that will be on camera. Is it clean or cluttered? Do you have potentially embarrassing posters on the walls? Is laundry tossed across a chair? Be sure anything that could distract someone is not visible on camera.
  • If you’re interested in specific companies, read their websites and take notes.

Dress up a little. We encourage participants to wear business formal clothing.

Even if you’re targeting companies with casual offices (e.g.  start-up or tech), wear a professional outfit. This tells potential employers that you’re serious about the organization and the possibility of working there.

Other advice:

  • Have your résumé ready to upload. 
  • Be sure your camera is on.
  • Participate in discussions and have questions prepared.
  • Have a pen and paper ready to take notes about organizations and people who catch your interest. You might want to reach out to them during breakout sessions.
  • Keep a bottle of water handy to stay hydrated.
  • Close the door to the room you’re in to prevent pets or people appearing on camera.

Yes, we encourage it. Submit questions to CCI’s Austin Shock at

In the past, students have asked:

  • What do you look for in a candidate?
  • What do you want to see on a résumé?
  • I’m a freshman. What skills should I develop to be attractive to your industry?
  • What types of projects do interns work on at your organization?
  • What are your hiring timelines for internship and/or full-time positions?

If an employer shares his or her contact information, send a thank-you email within 24 hours of the fair. 

Follow up on any information requested, or ask a follow-up question if you have one, and reference something specific in your conversation to jog his or her memory about you.

If you ask a question and don’t hear back, a follow-up email is appropriate after two weeks.

Even if you don’t receive a response, sending a thank-you message is an important part of your interaction.