Preparing for your visit – Tips and FAQs

Pre-fair preparation and post-fair follow-up

We've compiled a number of tips to help you prepare effectively for the careers fair and to help you follow-up with potential employers afterwards. You'll find information on our preparatory workshop 'Prepare for the Fair', the ideal CV photo, how to use our career portal and much more besides. 

Tips & checklist (English)

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the career fair free for visitors?

Yes, students and visitors can attend the fair free of charge. 

Does the next career fair cover all subject areas and academic disciplines?

We try to make sure that every student will find something of interest at the fair, no matter what their field of study. Even if none of the exhibitors exactly matches your expectations, you're still very welcome to drop by and make use of the additional services on offer, such as having your CV checked or getting a CV photo taken by a professional photographer for free. Whether you're currently looking for a job or not, why not come along, take a look around and have some fun? 

I am no longer studying or I'm studying at another university. Can I still visit the career fair?

Absolutely! We'd be pleased to see you. 

Do I need to register in advance?

There's no need to register. Just come along. 

Apart from the exhibitor stands, what else does the fair have to offer?

Professional CV photos, a CV clinic, interesting recruiter presentations and lots of fun activities – the career fair is packed full of events designed to inspire and entertain. The detailed schedule will be announced in due course under 'Events and activities'. 

Is there a dresscode?

As a general rule, it's fine to wear something you feel comfortable in, but you should also try to dress appropriately. If you are simply attending the fair to gather information, you don't need to wear a business suit or dress, but make sure the clothes you wear are clean. However, if you're thinking of applying for an internship or a job, you'll need to dress a little more formally ('business casual'). You probably know what's expected in the industry or sector you're interested in. Computer scientists often dress more casually, while business and law students tend to favour professional business attire.