Name: Eric Thul
Minor: Human Development
Graduation Year: Spring 2023
What career fair did you attend this past fall/spring?
“I attended both People to People career fairs in the spring and the fall.”
How was your experience attending the career fair?
Eric was able to meet and create connections with dozens of counseling and psychology-related businesses. Eric landed his current job at the fall ‘21 People to People Career Fair!
“I think career fairs are events that every student should take advantage of while attending ISU.”
How did you prepare to speak with employers?
Eric’s first stop before the career fairs was to meet with LAS Career Services and learn how to look for potential jobs and internships on CyHire. Then, Eric picked out about five different employers he planned on speaking with at the career fairs and did further detailed research on their company.
What advice would you have for fellow students regarding career fairs, job/internship hunting, etc.?
Career fairs can be stressful, but it can be exciting and fun when you plan and come prepared! Eric recommends fellow students first start with their resume when attending career fairs and job/internship hunting. Eric made an appointment with LAS Career Services before career fairs and was able to get his resume reviewed and polished!
“I would also suggest just being yourself and trying to show employers how invested and committed you are to being in that field.”
Eric also adds it is important to “dress to impress!”
How has the job/position you currently have helped prepare you for your next steps career-wise?
“It’s one thing to learn about theories and people, but it’s a completely different thing to experience it firsthand every day with clients.”
Eric’s current job that he landed through the People-to-People Career Fair is working at ChildServe as an SDL (Skill Development Assist). Eric says this position has helped him decide how he wants to navigate his career path and learn what he doesn’t want to do in the future.
“In my opinion, go get some experience!”