Why Spring Graduation Candidates Should Begin the Job Search Early

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“You need to start looking for a job in the fall if you’re planning to graduate college in May” advised Joni Burton, CEO of JVS Career Services. 

Many local colleges, universities, and trade schools offer fall career fairs and provide a variety of in-person and virtual opportunities. It is at these fall career fairs that many companies decide on whom they are going to hire in May.

“If you wait until spring to start applying, you may miss out on opportunities with companies that have already made their hiring decisions,” Burton explained. “The best opportunities are going to get filled in the fall, and you want to be the person who gets one,” she continued.

JVS Career Services can help you update your resume and polish your interview skills. We offer all of our career coaching services to students and recent graduates free of charge.

Check below for an easy reference guide to the upcoming career fairs. Contact JVS Career Services today for help getting ready at careerservices@jvscareers.org or 513-936-9675.

University of Cincinnati

UC Professional Day: Business and Arts and Sciences      

September 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: TBD

Technical Day: Engineering and IT 

Sept. 15 and 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location: TBD

Xavier University

September 23, Time TBD

Location: Virtual

Miami University

All Majors Fall Career & Internship Fair

September 21, 12 to 6 p.m.

Location: In-person at Millett Hall

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Fair

September 22, 12 to 6 p.m.

Location: In-person at Millett Hall

All Majors Fall Career & Internship Fair

September 29, 12 to 6 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Careers for the Common Good Fair

September 30, 12 to 6 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Cincinnati State

Dates for the 2021-22 academic year have not been set yet, check website for updated information.