The Career & Internship Fair is virtual this semester

Like many things during a pandemic, the Maryville College Career & Internship Fair is virtual this semester. On Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., you can meet and network with over 28 employers and graduate schools on Handshake.

To register, go to the Maryville College Handshake website, find the Career & Internship Fair under the “Events” tab, and register for as many sessions as you would like. For a detailed walk-through on how to register for these sessions, there is a how-to video on the event’s page on Handshake. Unlike in previous semesters, students must be registered to attend the Career & Internship Fair to attend. 

Once you are registered for a session, Handshake will send a meeting link to your email; like with Zoom and Microsoft Teams, each session will have its own unique access link. Students are encouraged to sign up for sessions as soon as possible; all sessions will be available by Friday, Nov. 6 by 5 p.m.

Each employer and graduate school will have multiple sessions, both group and individual, for students to sign up for. Group sessions will be 20 to 30 minutes, and each one-on-one session will be ten minutes.

In addition to being a Maryville College Works requirement, career fairs help build networking skills and provide students chances to explore employment, internship, and graduate school options. To receive Maryville College Works credit for this event, students must attend at least two employer sessions. 

The Maryville College Career Center has weekly virtual drop-in hours through their social media pages with Peer Coaches; they are on Facebook as Maryville College Career Center and on Instagram as @mc_careercenter. Career specialists Elicia Ferrer and Erin Halcott are also available through Handshake appointments prior to this event.  The Career Center also has a series of videos on their YouTube page to help ready students for the Career & Internship Fair. 

Throughout the duration of the event on Nov. 12, the Career Center will have an open Zoom room to answer last-minute questions students may have. Students are encouraged to reach out with any questions either via email or the Career Center’s social media accounts.

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