Job Seekers > Make the Most of the Fairs
The Fall Career Expo and the Spring Career Expo are great opportunities for job seekers to explore and investigate hundreds of different employment options across the United States and at home. These are the largest career fairs in New Orleans and the best opportunity to experience global and national organizations and businesses.
Students and Alumni
What you need to do NOW!
View the Information Guide for the Spring Career Expo:
1. Visit the Career Services Office on your campus or their website for more university specific information. Registration is NOT required to attend the career fair.
2. Look over the list of registered companies (when available) and start researching them
3. Prepare your resume and plan to get it reviewed if necessary at your campus Career Services Office.
4. Get your career fair outfit together. Professional attire is a must.
5. Figure out how you will get there.
There are shuttles running from the following locations: - Please verify the exact location with your career services office on your campus
Dillard University - Gentilly Blvd near the main gate
Loyola University - Freret behind the RecPlex
Tulane University and A.B. Freeman - Freret St. in front of the Navy Building
University of New Orleans - Please check with the Office of Career Development
Xavier University - at the Drexel Drive entrance to the University Center
If you plan to drive and park downtown, make sure you bring money for the parking garage. THERE IS NO FREE PARKING for this event.
How the career fairs work
Our career fairs are two-day career and interview fair for students and alumni of Greater New Orleans areas colleges and universities. Job seekers are expected to dress for a professional career fair or interviewing situation which includes professional business suits for men and professional wear for ladies.
Job seekers wearing jeans, tennis shoes and inappropriate clothing will not be allowed to enter the fair. You should dress professional, but comfortable (particularly your shoes, break them in before you come to the fair) there will be many employers in the space.
Since they are two-day events, it's important to know what happens on each day:
Parking is not free downtown, all job seekers should plan to take the shuttle from their individual school.
When you arrive at the fair, you will check in at the Student Registration Table and have a nametag made for you. You should place your nametag on your right-side so employers can see it while you are shaking their hand.
Employers from every major industry across the United States will be gathered to discuss career opportunities with their organization. Some may not accept resumes and there is no way to know that until they get here. However, you should still talk with them and follow any post career fair instructions they provide such as applying through their website.
Most employers will be discussing full-time (post-graduation) and internship opportunities. Some employers may have part-time jobs available, but the emphasis of this event are for careers in professional fields.
Each employer will have a table and usually a display set-up to showcase their company.
Many employers will request that you complete an online application. This is not uncommon and does not mean they are not interested in you.
Many employers will be arranging 30 minute interviews for the next day at the same location. Additionally, some employers may also ask you to interview that day in another room in the Superdome. You will need to be aware of your schedule and when you can interview with companies. It is not uncommon to have more than one interview back-to-back.
When you are granted an interview, you will need to confirm your interview at the Interview Confirmation Headquarters before you leave for the day.
It is YOUR responsibility to get to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome for your interview. Please plan ahead of time to facilitate getting to the location on time. You will have to pay for parking if you drive, so you may want to carpool.
The interviews will be in the same location as the job fair. You will need to check in at the Student Registration Table and then have a seat in the waiting area. If you have more than one interview , then you may check in for all of them at the same time. You will be called when ready.
Company representatives will "pick you up" from the waiting area when it is time to interview.
Please plan on dressing professional and you may want to bring extra copies of your resume.
Spring Career Expo
February 19 & 20, 2014
The world class, one of a kind
Mercedes-Benz Superdome host location of Superbowl 2013 will once again be the home for the New Orleans Citywide career fairs.