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Career Fair Pro Tips

How to quickly find company and industry information so that you can have meaningful conversations with company representatives at the career fair.

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Why Should I Do This?

The Career Management Center surveys company representatives after each Career Fair and companies have reported that they would like students to have more knowledge about the industry they are involved in, and particularly about the firm that the representatives are hiring for. Remember that a conversation at a Career Fair is a pre-interview and you should show up prepared to talk about the industry you want to work in.

Below are some easy ways to use to get that information. 

Company & Industry Electronic Resources

Mergent Intellect

Company Search

Search company by name, URL, executive, industry, and location.

Clicking Search results in a report of companies matching your search term. If an inactive company appears in your results, that company will appear in red.

You can view Company Overview, Industry Details, Executive Details, Financial Details, Competitor List, etc. Some companies may have multiple options under various menus.

In Company Overview, you can find Key Information, Latest News and posted jobs.

Industry Search

Go to First Research, enter your IIT email to log in. 

Search industry by keyword or industry code. The industry report includes Industry Overview, Business Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Call prep sheet/questions.