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Opportunities at HBCU Career Fairs?

Hey everyone, I've been hearing a lot about career fairs at HBCUs and how they can be a huge benefit for students. As a junior thinking ahead, how should I prepare for an HBCU career fair? What kind of opportunities are typically available, especially for those of us interested in STEM fields? Would love to hear some experiences or advice!

7 months ago

Hi there! It's wonderful that you're being proactive about your future. HBCU career fairs offer a wealth of opportunities, particularly in STEM, due to partnerships with organizations looking to support and recruit diverse talent. To prepare, start by researching the companies that will be attending the fair.

Tailor your resume to highlight relevant coursework, projects, and any extracurriculars like coding bootcamps or science clubs that align with their industries. Practice your elevator pitch—a brief overview of your background, skills, and career aspirations. And don't forget soft skills; they're often just as important as technical skills.

Attend any workshops or prep sessions your school may offer. Some students I've worked with have walked away with internship offers or strong professional connections. Follow up with any contacts you make with a thank you note. Make the most of it!

7 months ago

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