Which companies or institutions are attending the fair? Which ones are interesting for me?
Tip: You can find the exhibitor list in the "Program and Exhibitor Catalogue" PDF file and further information on the respective websites of the companies.
Preparing a Question Catalogue
Prepare yourself for contact with an HR manager. Stand out with smart questions, be thoughtful, and listen well. Show that you have done some research, what you know and ask for more, keep the focus on the job and the company.
Tip: Do not ask about salary or benefits during the event!
Preparing your Marketing-Tools
Elevator Speech: An elevator pitch, elevator speech, or elevator statement is a short summary used to quickly and simply define who you are as well as your abilities and strengths. The name “elevator pitch” reflects the idea that it should be possible to deliver the summary in the time span of an elevator ride, or approximately thirty seconds to two minutes. Even if all companies can be contacted in English, your elevator speech in German will be much appreciated! If you need help preparing that, you can contact the Career Services Center at csc [at] jacobs-university.de!
The Career Fair Resumé / CV
You should prepare a short, good structured CV, not more than 1-2 pages, which can be handed over on request.
Tip: Create your professional CV by using the CV Tool offered by the Career Services Center.
For professional preparation and presentation of your application, please consult our online–tutorials. These resources are available for free to all Jacobs Students and Alumni!