Student Checklist for Virtual Job & Internship Fair – READ THIS!

Virtual Career Fair Instructions for Students

  1. Log onto Starr Search (https://studentaffairs.baruch.cuny.edu/starr-career-development-center/) and Log onto Starr Search. If you can’t login, click “forgot password, ” wait for the email to your Baruchmail, then reset your password. You may want to check to make sure it is not in your “other/spam” folder. It is coming from the Baruch-csm@symplicity.com
  2. On the day of the virtual fair (Friday, September 25, 2020), once you have logged in, go to Events/Career Fairs/Fall 2020 Virtual Job & Internship Fair and click Attend. If you RSVP already, you can just skip to step 4.
  3. You will be prompted to complete or update your Chat Profile – Here is the link to the step-by-step guide.
  4. Set your Status to Online.
  5. Upload your resume, if you have not already done so. This is the only way to pass a resume to an employer during the fair.
  6. Be sure to double check your information – your degree, major, graduation date and work authorization under My Account/Academic.
  7. When the fair starts at 12PM, go to the Employer tab under the Fall Virtual Job & Internship Fair, and search and filter to find employers of interest.
  8. You can express interest in an employer by clicking on the star icon, which bring them to the top of your list. Employers can filter candidates using this expression of interest in the virtual career fair resume database.
  9. Click on the employer to view company profile and positions they are recruiting for.
  10. You can speak to employers in 1-on-1 video chats by clicking on Join Queue. The employers who you are waiting for will show up under Upcoming Chats along with estimated wait times.
  11. You can stand in multiple queues at once to maximize your number of video chats. Under Upcoming Chats, you can see how many total queues you are allowed to be in at one time.
  12. While you wait, you can join a group video chat with an employer by clicking on Group Chat if it is available. If you are in a group video chat, employers can still contact you for 1-on-1 video chats.
  13. If you are waiting in employer queues, make sure to stay within that Fall 2020 Virtual Job & Internship Fair window. If you navigate away to other pages within the site, you may miss invitations from employers to video chat
  14. When it’s your turn to video chat with an employer, you will see an alert pop up on the screen and hear a “ding” sound. (If using Safari, you will need to Allow Auto Play via Preferences/Websites/Allow Auto Play to hear the sound) Click on the alert to see instructions on how to video chat with the employer.
  15. Once you have started to video chat with an employer, watch the timer which will count down from the maximum time to zero. You also can see the positions that the employer is recruiting for.
  16. When you are done with your video chat, click End Chat, and you can write notes and use it for follow up after the fair – Employers won’t see the note that you put in here.
  17. If you need to step away for a short break, set your Status to Busy. Employers will not be able to invite you to video chat.
  18. If you need to leave the fair, set your Status to Offline. You will be removed from any queues that you are currently in.
  19. When the fair is over, you can access your notes – again, they won’t see your notes, the representative’s name and email, and use this information for thank you notes.
  20. If you have any questions, remember that you can access the Starr Career Development Center team from 10AM to 4PM for our open forum – Join us for any questions, practice your introduction or get tips on how to make the most of the fair.  Here is the Zoom link: https://baruch.zoom.us/j/95459959704

Enjoy the fair!

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