CHALLENGE Federal Career Expo
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
9:30 am — Registration Begins
10am – 12:30pm – Breakout Sessions: Q&A with Agency Reps
specific agencies and breakouts TBD
1:30 – 3 pm — Networking & Career Expo
Want to register for the Challenge Fair?
Please visit or contact your school’s Career Center to sign-up. Each school needs to know in advance who will be attending.
Preparing for CHALLENGE
- Contact your Career Center for registration procedures.
- Notify your professors/ask for an excused absence for any classes and assignments you may miss that day.
- Attend Information/Orientation Session offered by your Career Center to learn how get the most out of the Expo, or schedule an one-on-one appointment with a Career Counselor at your school to discuss strategies for connecting with employers at the Federal Career Expo.
- Prepare a resume. The Career Center on your campus will work with you to ensure that you have a resume that reflects your unique qualifications and will help you stand out at the Expo.
- Review employer information on this web site or in your school’s Career Center.
- Review Hiring Regulations.
- Schedule a mock interview with your Career Center to practice your interview and networking skills so you can make the most of your interactions with potential employers.
- Be sure you have professional attire to wear, first impressions are very important.
- Additional resources to help you prepare for the Expo:
The CHALLENGE Consortium organizes this Expo to assist students in finding jobs and internships.
Students are responsible for all necessary precautions when interviewing for or accepting positions with the organizations attending the Fair as well as for checking the credentials and integrity of any employer.
Comments from students who attended:
- “Very professional, impressive. Gave me a good feeling and confidence.”
- “Things were kept organized and people were always there to help.”
- “Position descriptions were very helpful. I was able to check my interests, skills, education to see if the position was for me.”
- “It was a great experience.”
- “There were more opportunities than just those listed.”
- “Employers were nice and helpful.”