Virtual Career and Graduate Fairs FAQ’s
How do I register for a Virtual Career or Graduate Fair?
Registering for a Virtual Career or Graduate Fair is quick and easy.
- Go to Gator CareerLink to log into your account. Create a student account if you do not already have one.
- Once you are logged in, look for the “Workshops” and the “Career Fairs” tab to register for the Virtual Career or Graduate Fair/s you are interested.
- Follow the instructions in the notes section of the fair, and you’ll be guided through the registration process, including all available options to enhance your presence in the virtual environment.
What if I have to cancel my participation?
That’s fine. You will not be penalized however please keep in mind employers are very excited to you meet you.
Is there a limit to the number of employers that I can talk to?
No, you may talk/connect with all the employers participating if time allots it. Employers and schools choose time slots they are available.
Where can I see a list of employers or graduate schools attending the virtual fair?
Navigate to careereco.com and click “virtual fairs”, click the “upcoming fairs”, click the fair you are interested in attending.
What can I do to attract the attention of employers or graduate schools online?
We highly recommend setting up a virtual career planning appointment to have your resume reviewed before attending an online fair. You can set this up in Gator CareerLink and indicate if you want an appointment via Skype or phone.
When you are at the fair, make sure you are using clear, concise, and grammatically correct language in your communication. Do not use abbreviations or acronyms during your chat.
In addition to the virtual fair, are there other opportunities to meet with employers and graduate schools virtually?
Yes, make sure you check out Gator CareerLink for other events, career fairs, job postings, workshops and more.
Can I register prior to the event date?
Yes, registration is typically open through the day of. However, we strongly recommend you register prior to the event to upload your application documents in case recruiters want to review them before the event.
What type of employers attend the Virtual Career and Graduate Fairs?
Employers and graduate schools who are looking for highly qualified candidates are recruiting for various majors such as Business, Commerce Engineering, Sciences, Liberal Arts, Health Sciences and much more. They are searching for undergraduate and graduate levels depending on the type of virtual fair.
There are also a number of tailored virtual fairs. Some of the specialized fairs that UF students have participated in the past include the College Athlete Virtual Fair, Diversity Healthcare Virtual Fair, Diversity Teacher Recruitment Virtual Career Fair to name a few.