Each semester BYU holds fairs to give students access to information about majors, research opportunities, study abroads, and other options to enrich their learning. Attending these fairs is valuable to freshmen so that they are aware of the many options they have to enrich and diversify their college education and can plan what opportunities they want to take during their time at BYU.
Study Abroad Fair -Thursday September 21, 2017 | 11:00 am -2:00 pm | Marigold Quad
Students of all majors can learn about various study abroad programs, how to fund a study abroad, and more! See kennedy.byu.edu/events/study-abroad-fall-fair/.
Major Fair - Wednesday, October 18, 2017 | 9:30 am – 3:30 pm | WSC Ballroom
This fair is to help students explore majors and minors they might be interested in. Every college and department is represented. More information can be found at universityadvisement.byu.edu/major-fair.
BYU hosts several career fairs each semester which enable students to connect with companies. Career fairs are important for students, including freshmen, to attend for several reasons.
- Many companies conduct interviews and hire students at career fairs. It’s a great way for your student to find a summer job or internship.
- Even if your student isn’t interested in a job yet, these career fairs will give your student excellent opportunities to discuss their resume with potential employers and ask questions about what the company is looking for in employees. This information can then be used to tailor their university experience to their specific career goals.
- Career fairs allow students to begin networking with potential employers.
- Attending a career fair can give students opportunities to practice professional behavior and learn how to briefly introduce themselves and their skills to a potential employer.
STEM Career Fair - Thursday September 21, 2017 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | WSC Ballroom
Aimed towards students in majors related to science, technology, engineering, or math. There will be workshops about navigating career fairs, resumes, and using LinkedIn in preparation for the STEM Career Fair. Get more information at ucs.byu.edu/students/STEM-fair.
General Career Fair - Thursday October 5, 2017 | 9:00 am – 3:00 pm | WSC Ballroom
Open to students of all majors with a variety of companies coming to recruit students. There will also be workshops about resumes and LinkedIn in preparation for the General Career Fair. Find out more at ucs.byu.edu/general-career-fair-students.
Charlotte Shurtz works in the SAAS Executive Director’s Office and is the Parent Newsletter Editor.