What to do after the Fulton Schools Career Fairs — Joyce’s Career Tip of the Week


The Fulton Schools Fall Career Fair is history. Yet, there are still many things that you can do to continue your search for a job or internship.

Graduate students

Graduate Peer Career Coaches and Professional Staff can help you to evaluate and improve your job search strategies: résumés, interviewing, LinkedIn, Handshake and professional etiquette.  Follow the recommendations below for December 2017 and May 2018 graduation dates for undergraduates.

Undergraduate students

December 2017 graduates:

Keep looking and researching companies, keep applying, but most of all keep networking. Evaluate your performance at the Career Fair. Did you attend? Was your image professional? Rate the quality of your résumé, knowledge of companies, introduction and interviewing skills. Are you customizing your résumé and introductions to match job descriptions?

If an employer gave you a business card and asked you to follow up with them, be sure to do that. If an employer asks you to follow up, they really mean it. This is not something that they tell everyone.

Not every company that hires ASU students comes to the career fair. Be sure to check the jobs in Handshake at least once a week and apply to those that interest you.

Check out the employers attending ASU’s Career and Professional Development Services Career and Internship Fair on September 26–28, 2017. Prepare and attend.

May 2018 graduates:

Continue as December grads. In addition, know that you still have the spring 2018 recruiting season. Work with peer career advisors to evaluate your job search strategies and activities. Update your résumé over the winter break to include this semester’s activities, and plan to attend Rapid Résumé Reviews by Employers on Friday afternoons in the weeks preceding the Spring 2018 Fulton Schools Career Fairs.

Juniors and Sophomores:

How focused are you with your career plans? Work with peer career coaches to explore career information resources and make plans to build your résumé and network.

Fulton Schools peer career coaches hold office hours on the Tempe campus in the Career Center at CenterPoint and ECG Student Center, and evening hours in Vista del Sol for Barrett Honors Students. Appointments for all of these locations can be made through Handshake. Peer coaches are also available to see transfer students in the METS Center. There is a sign-up sheet for these appointments at the METS Center. Polytechnic campus students can make appointments with the Career and Professional Services Staff and Peers through Handshake.


Peer Career Coaches and ASU 101 Section Leaders are available to help connect you with upperclassmen to work on your four-year plan. Identify and select the best activities for you to customize your Fulton Schools experience so that you will be a competitive college graduate and achieve your personal goals. It isn’t too early to start building your résumé. The Fulton Schools have a large group of student leaders who are willing to answer your questions and help however they can to guide you through your first semester.

Career Exploration Night will be happening next month — Tuesday, October 17, 2017 on the Tempe campus and Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at the Polytechnic campus. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet professionals who are eager to talk to you about the work they do.

Next semester there will be a series of presentations and panels especially for you to get you internship-ready. Dates will be announced at a later date.

Remember that successful performance is the result of 90 percent preparation and 10 percent flawless execution. The Fulton Schools Career Center will help you to prepare and practice!


Joyce Donahue is a career counselor in the Fulton Schools Career Center.  She is a nationally certified career counselor and holds “Master Career Counselor” membership status in the National Career Development Association.