The first ever Virtual Career Fair took place Thursday, Sept. 24 from 9:30am to 1:30pm and the first Virtual Pharmacy Career Fair took place on Friday, Oct. 2 from 9:30am to 1:30pm. Polar Careers hosted the meetings through CareerFair+, an online service. The app allows students to look up employer details and set up a video chat appointment that fits with the employer’s schedule. Students can add information about their major, GPA, and upload a resume to highlight themselves to  employers.

Students were connected to a variety of potential employers through CareerFair+.
(Career Fair/ graphic)

Once students access the CareerFair+ website, all of the employers show up in a list. Students can filter that list by majors, positions and industries. After choosing a business to explore, students can visit the establishment’s website for information that is not listed in the overview category, while favoriting that company and writing notes for themselves to look back on.

Through the Ohio Northern University emailing list, Debra Berg-Simon, the Employer Relations Specialist, shared the statistics from the Virtual Career Fair and Virtual Pharmacy Career Fair. For the Virtual Career Fair, there were 64 companies who registered with 155 recruiters in attendance, 30 of those recruiters were alums. Out of the 372 students who signed up for the event, there were 848 meetings held. The businesses had 51% of their available meeting times filled. 

For the Virtual Pharmacy Career Fair, there were 30 companies who registered with 57 recruiters in attendance, 38 of those recruiters were alums. Out of the 110 students who signed up for the event, there were 281 meetings held. The pharmacy businesses had 46% of their available meeting times filled.

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