1. Know the difference between a Career Fair and a Job Fair (not all employers are actively recruiting)
2. Do your research ahead of time (know which companies are attending, what they do, and make a targeted plan for your approach); the more informed you are, the more likely to be remembered.
3. Practice, practice, practice your elevator pitch! Focus on what you can do for them, not what they can do for you.
4. Have copies of your resume available on good quality paper, but don't hand them out unless asked.
5. Dress in business attire & bring your business card.
6. Don't wait until the end of the fair to arrive (some companies leave or pack up early).
7. Develop questions for the representatives. Remember that attendees could be HR, alumni or line managers.
8. Be prepared to think on your feet as they may ask questions of you as well.
9. Take notes & follow-up on anything they have asked you to do ASAP, ask them for a business card and send a thank you note.
10. Use your time in line to network effectively with other job seekers.*
*Tips taken from Boston University School of Management Field Career Center.