Career Fair Tips

Hosted online via Handshake

If you need assistance contact us at (361) 825-2628.

Register for the Career Events

You cannot participate in the fair if you don't register!

Access your Handshake account and click “EVENTS” from the top menu bar in Handshake  

  • Click on the name of the fair you would like to attend

  • Click the blue REGISTER button in the top right corner of the event page.

Click here to watch a step-by-step video on how to register for Career Events! 

Setting Up and Managing Sessions

Follow Handshake's Virtual Career Fair Guide to learn how to sign up for sessions with employers and save your virtual spot in line during the expo/fair!

Upcoming Fairs & Expos

Check back in the Fall for updates! 

Upcoming Networking and Virtual Sessions

Check back in the Fall for updates! 

Prepare for the Expos & Fairs

How to Attend a Virtual Career Expo: Know Before You Go 

Learn how to register for employer sessions and how to navigate a virtual career expo. 

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Career Fairs & Networking for International Students 

Prepare for the upcoming career fairs and learn about available resources to identify career opportunities. 

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Set up a Resume Review 

Just give us a call 361-825-2628. We can schedule an appointment with your career counselor to review your resume (be sure you are registered on the HireAnIslander database first!)

What to Wear

Dress Tips for Men 

  • Single or double-breasted suit in small pinstripe or solid shades of navy or charcoal gray. 

  • Shirts: Light colors, starched cotton. Non-button down collar and long sleeves. 

  • Shoes: Well-polished, black or brown leather lace-up wingtip or slip-on dress shoes. 

  • Ties: Solid, thin striped, or small geometric print. Bottom of tie should meet the belt line.

  • Accessories: Long, dark socks in solid dark color that complements suit. No jewelry besides wedding band and watch. 

Dress Tips for Women

  • Suit or tailored dress in solid shades of navy, gray, or black with skirts hemmed above the knee. May also wear pant suit. 

  • Blouses: White or pastel colors. Silk, cotton, or polyester material with long sleeves and conservative neckline. 

  • Polished, closed toe shoes with low heels. 

  • Accessories: Subtle makeup. Nails should be neat with no polish or a clear neutral color. One ring per hand with exception of wedding set. Avoid carrying a purse if holding a briefcase or portfolio.

**If you do not own professional attire students are welcome to check out men and women's suits from Izzy's Career Closet in UC room 304*