Fall 2021 In-Person Fair
Wednesday, September 8th, 2021 10am - 4pm in Squires Commonwealth Ballroom
Student Registration Information
Students will need to check in for the in-person fair upon arrival and receive a nametag. Entrance into the fair will not be permitted without a nametag. On the day of the fair, student check-in will be located at the high tables outside of Commonwealth Ballroom.
Advance Registration: To help students maximize their time at the fair, we are offering an opportunity to pre-register for Business Horizons the day before on Tuesday, September 7th from 10am-2pm in the Pamplin Atrium. Students will visit our check in table with their Hokie Passport to receive their nametag. They may skip the registration line the day of the event, if they have their nametag in hand when they arrive at Squires.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will masks be required at the in-person event?
A: Yes. Virginia Tech is currently requiring “the proper use of masks by all individuals, regardless of vaccination status, when indoors in designated public areas.” Please visit ready.vt.edu for more information about the university’s policy.
Q: What do I need to bring?
A: Several copies of your resume, a notepad and pen or padfolio. We strongly recommend students DO NOT bring their backpacks to the event. Backpacks will need to be checked in Squires Room 219 (outside of the Commonwealth Ballroom) before entering the fair.
Q: Can I leave the event and return throughout the day?
A: Yes, you will need to keep your nametag for re-entry into the event.
Q: What is the best strategy for freshman attending the fair?
A: Freshman are welcome and encouraged to attend the event for networking and job search purposes. We recommend checking out our Attending Companies tab to view which recruiters are open to hiring freshman for their positions.
Q: How should I prepare for the fair?
A: Attend our prep events! Our Business Horizons Student Team and our employer partners will be hosting several events to help you get prepared. View our Important Dates & Events tab for more information as it is added.
Q: What is the dress code for the event?
A: We strongly recommend dressing business professional for the career fair.
Q: Any tips for talking with recruiters?
Practice your introduction, or your “elevator pitch” and keep it concise and professional.
Prepare beforehand by researching the company and their positions. Ask questions about their roles.
Wrap up by requesting their contact information. Use this to follow up after the fair and thank them for their time.