Testimonials from Students & Alumni (Virtual Career Fairs)
“My honest opinion coming into the virtual career fair was “is this really worth it? How are they going to know anything about me through a chat room?” But I was impressed with what I did see. Honestly, I can say to anyone who is questioning whether or not to do it, GO FOR IT! I really only talked to 3 companies. Out of those, I ended up getting 2 on site interviews, both of which ended up with very nice offers which I had to decide between.”
“This was a great experience! I was able to search for openings, have my resume viewed, and communicate just with the employers I was interested in, all without leaving my desk. The idea of a virtual career fair takes the pressure off of the job seeker and employer.”
“THANK YOU for this great org and resource. You’re truly promoting the very best of the recruiting and eco-friendly efforts out there.”
“The virtual career fair went great. I got one interview already and I am expecting more. I think that this was a great idea and I hope that our school does it again next year.”
“I just want to say thank you for help putting on this event. I think this event has been a success for me. The chat provided more of a one on one environment for me to sell myself to the company over a normal job fair. I personally would love to see more of these events for future students and alumni!”
“This straightforward approach allows me to find out exactly what type of talent these companies are looking for without having to fill out countless online profiles.”
“How great of an idea this is for employers in addition to potential job seekers. It provides one more point of contact for potential candidates with the companies that they are interested in”
“I knew the time slot, I get on the computer, and make that connection right away with the recruiter”
“This virtual fair can be the thing that changed my life. I can’t even describe how excited I am, and how much I appreciate your efforts.”
CareerEco: What do you like most about the virtual fair?
JC: To be honest, I like that I can see what the other candidates bring to the table. I also like that I can attend a career fair from anywhere I have internet. It is a great idea.
“I’ve been to career fairs where you wait in line to talk with recruiters. The electronic fair gives you the opportunity to essentially stand in several lines at the same time, or talk to several recruiters at the same time. It’s much more efficient.”
CareerEco: What did you enjoy most about the fair?
EM: I think that the format for speaking with employers is very interesting and is a great way to have a conversation involving others without the chaos of an actual career fair. Definitely allows for wonderful group conversations and more information to be passed around.
CareerEco: What do you think about the online venue:
VC: This is amazing. Do not have to move out from my room but still could meet employers.
CareerEco: What did you think of the employers?
IC: Its great to talk to the recruiter. They give you lots of information. I just got offered a job in Dallas already, so this is great.
CareerEco: What do you think of the employers present today?
CD: It’s a good mix of bigger/more popular companies and some smaller ones that I hadn’t heard of.
CareerEco: How has your experience with the virtual fair been so far?
CD: It’s been great. I actually got an internship a few semesters ago using this.
CareerEco: How has your experience with the virtual fair been so far?
CA: This is definitely a great opportunity to meet and network with firms/companies that don’t recruit at my university.
CareerEco: What do you like most about the fair?
CA: I would say it’s the wide variety of recruiters. Meeting employers from different industries can definitely give a job seeker a different perspective on things
Testimonials from Students & Alumni (Virtual Grad School Fairs)
“Just wanted to comment on how great this virtual fair was! It was a awesome opportunity to get some pressing questions answered without the hassle of traveling to several different schools. I definitely think this is something to keep around for future applicants. Thanks again!”
“It was very helpful and made me look at different schools that I didn’t expect I would like as much as I did. Thanks!”
“The Virtual Fair was a great opportunity to converse with multiple school representatives, without having to travel or take off time from work. I also got a lot of great information and my questions were answered. I gained knowledge that I wasn’t able to get just from reading a website. Having the public chat room was helpful to see other people’s questions that brought up topics that I might not have thought to ask otherwise.”
“The virtual fair was much more accessible than most graduate program fairs. The chat sessions were a unique experience for communication and for information. Sometimes the best part was just knowing that other people had the same questions and concerns. I was able to ask more specific questions, and I was able to receive immediate feedback on my intentions, and questions. It was excellent! Thank you so much. It was an invaluable opportunity.”
“I found the chat rooms extremely helpful with other people’s Q&A and the advisors were very helpful as well. I learned so much about the process to applying to PH school. As well, it was an excellent resource to reflect upon for my personal path into public health. Thank you!”
“I really appreciated having the profiles of the schools available beforehand. I looked up the ones I was interested in, formed some good questions, specific to me that I knew were not easily answered just by their websites. Chat sessions seemed to be run by knowledgable, friendly people.”
“School reps were very willing to talk and listen in this nonformal setting. This information could be very helpful during the application process!”
“I found it very helpful to chat with schools that I would not be able to visit, due to time and costs of travel.”
“I thought the virtual fair was very useful and convenient. It was also good being able to see questions from other students. Gave me an insight into the experiences and academic career of current students in the program.”
“I received a lot of information from the fair. I am grateful for this opportunity provided by you guys!”
“I really, really appreciated being able to speak with those who take part in the decision making for the schools. They gave good insight. I also learned from other participants as they asked questions.”
“This fair is incredibly informative, I wish I heard of this fair last year to help me when choosing my schools.”
“It was very helpful to be able to ask questions to many different schools and receive quick responses. Also, I could observe others’ questions that I had not thought to ask.
It is a really innovative way of getting to know how all this “applying to universities” is, and you can get all your questions answered, helping you have a better idea of where you want to go study.”
“Participation is very cheap, no travel expenses and access to information is even quicker.”
“The Virtual Fair was extremely convenient and useful. I was able to communicate with multiple schools of my interest and ask questions. This Virtual Fair also saved me time and travelings fees if I were to visit the schools’ campuses instead.”
“I thought the fair was a great opportunity to be exposed to schools that I had never even thought of. It was a great experience and helped answer a lot of questions. It was nice to have the instant one-on-one interaction.”
“It wildly exceeded my expectations.”
“This was a great idea. The whole system was very user friendly.”
“I feel that this was great concept for seeing so many colleges and universities in different areas, and learning about more about them. It gave me an opportunity to ask questions that may not have been answered on their website and to see other potential students’ questions that I may not have thought to ask.”
“Make sure to keep this Virtual Fair. Re-do it again sometime soon.”