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Career Fair Tips

Stand out at Career Fairs. You don't need to over-research, but some work in advance will help you focus on the right employers for you, as well as prepare your elevator speech and questions.

If you need to do some research on the fly, step away for a few minutes, and use the library's mobile resources (including this guide).



You have used library databases for school work before, but they can also help you as you search for jobs--whether you are searching for opportunities or already have an interview scheduled. This guide will help you

Don't forget that employers may be looking for research skills including experience with specific databases that are available at VCU Libraries.

University Career Center

The University Career Center is committed to providing support to students and recent alumni in the life-long career development process. They provide a wide range of resources and services to help you.

  • Meet your Career Adviser
    Your Career Adviser can help you with career exploration, resume and cover letter reviews, mock interviews, and graduate school applications.
  • School of Business Career Center - Career Consultants
    Career Counselors are available to provide on-site 1:1 career counseling and advising for School of Business students.
  • HireVCURams
    Follow the log in directions for your free account. VCU Students and recent graduates can search a database of employers’ postings of part-time and full-time jobs and internship and experiential-learning opportunities. This system helps you identify career events on campus and is the portal to use to book appointments at the University Career Center.
  • InterviewStream
    Self-produced mock interview system for interview practice at home. Follow the log in directions for your free account.

More Career Resources

Keep an eye out for databases that offer special career resources.

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