On Thursday, February 11, the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach campus will hold it’s second annual Government Agency & Non-Profit Career Fair from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm in the Henderson Welcome Center. All ERAU students and alumni are invited to attend this event and professional attire is required to enter.
The Government Agency & Non-Profit Career Fair will provide Embry-Riddle students and alumni with the opportunity to learn more about both civil and civic service. Job seekers can speak face to face with various government agencies and not-for-profit organization recruiters about career opportunities.
Prior to attending the event, it is important to take time to research the various agencies and non-profits that will be in attendance. We encourage you to download the ERAU Career Fair Plus app from the iTunes or Google Play store to stay up to date on attendees. This app will allow you to gain insight into the organization along with tips and information to prepare you for the event. Take time to research each agency or non-profit’s website to understand all facets along with their application process. You can also learn more information about the event here.
Many government agencies require applicants to apply for positions through USAjobs.gov. This site allows candidates to apply for both full-time and internship positions with various agencies across the country and abroad. Start by creating a profile on the site and setting up ‘saved searches’ based on criteria that interests you.
Networking with the organization attendees will be the key aspect of this event. Taking time to prepare thoughtful questions that will allow you to gain insight into the hiring process is imperative.
Tips for Success at the Government Agency & Non-Profit Career Fair:
- Research the various organizations attending (see list below or download the Embry-Riddle Career Fair Plus app to see updated list via iOS and Android)
- Apply to government positions ahead of time on USAjobs.gov
- Prepare your resume, but know that most government agencies require you to apply online via their website or USAjobs.gov
- Create and prepare your elevator speech to introduce yourself to employers
- Ensure your professional attire is ready for the day of the Career Fair
Here are the current agencies/organizations registered to attend: