The Big Careers Fair
Wednesday 20th October 2021
10am - 4pm
We’ve got over 60 organisations set to attend The Big Careers Fair this year, including the likes of GSK, Müller, Virgin Media, HSBC, Atkins, Faurecia, Aldi, and Enterprise-Rent-A-Car. They’ve all got opportunities, and they’d love to chat with you.
It’s all happening on Career Fair Plus, which you can download as an app, or access through the web.
Once you’re in, search ‘Aston University’, and you’ll see our Big Careers Fair. You’ll be able to:
If you access Career Fair Plus and create a profile between Monday 11th and Tuesday 19th October, you could be in with the chance of winning one of four £25 Just Eat vouchers! Not bad for a couple of minutes of work, eh?
We’re running a couple of events to help you prepare for the fair:
How to talk to employers at Careers Fairs | BOOK HERE
Tuesday 12th October | 1-2pm | On campus – MB161B
Striking up conversations with employers can be daunting. However, it is an effective way of gaining relevant information for your applications and interviews. This on-campus workshop will focus on how to prepare for the Big Careers Fair so you feel more confident.
The Big Careers Fair: Q&A | BOOK HERE
Thursday 14th October | 1-2pm | Online – Blackboard
This webinar will take a Q&A (Question and Answer) format to answer your questions, concerns and ideas about virtual careers fairs. Virtual careers fairs are different to physical fairs so use this session to build your confidence and awareness to prepare effectively.
We’ve rounded up a few helpful resources that you might like to check out…
A step-by-step guide for using the Career Fair Plus app | DOWNLOAD HERE
Get to grips with everything you need to know about how to use the app, including how to set up a profile, how to filter by opportunity type, and how to book meetings with employers.
Bite-size video playlist
We’ve made a playlist of short videos covering everything you need to know about attending The Big Careers Fair using the Career Fair Plus app.
Hear direct from one of the employers attending the fair on how you can impress them in a virtual world
A few things to read
Here are a few blog posts that could help you prepare for the fair:
Polish your CV
As Aston students, you have access to CV360, an online tool that gives you instant feedback on your CV. It’s pretty cool. If you like, you can upload your CV on Career Fair Plus so that employers can see how great you are.