2018 Medical Devices Industry Career Fair
Wednesday, April 11, 5:30-7:00
Heritage Gallery, McNamara Alumni Center
The Design of Medical Devices Conference, in cooperation with MinnesotaWorks.net, will be hosting a unique opportunity, for those seeking employment or internships, to network with medical device industry professionals and companies. The Medical Devices Industry Career Fair is open to the public.
2018 Participating Companies:
Space is limited. Companies who wish to participate in the Medical Devices Industry Career Fair can register starting Jan. 1, 2018! Rates are
$200 for current-conference sponsors and $300 for non-conference sponsors (non-refundable).
Participating companies will be given: 1- 6 ft skirted table and 2 chairs.
Large floor displays are not allowed. You may use a small table top display, 1- retractable, stand-alone, display banner/sign and any promotional materials for your company.
Registration Deadline EXTENDED to March 30, 2018. Career Fair Questions can be directed to the DMD Staff.
This is an additional cost and a separate registration from conference exhibiting.
How to Prepare for the Fair
BEFORE THE FAIR:
- There is NO FEE for job seekers to attend and NO REGISTRATION required for job seekers.
(The DMD Conference Medical Devices Industry Career Fair is open to the public.)
- Create or update your resume.
- Make 10-15 copies of your resume on quality paper.
- Research the organizations attending so you can talk easily to the ones that interest you.
- Prepare a few sentences to introduce yourself.
- Come up with a few questions to ask the company reps.
- Consider your clothes! Look professional.
Women: Professional-looking dress, dress suit, or pantsuit; clean and comfortable shoes.
Men: Suit or jacket; shirt and tie; clean and comfortable shoes
DURING THE FAIR:
- Arrive 5-10 minutes early.
- Look professional! Dress as if you're going on a formal interview.
- Remember to take copies of your resume.
- Start by visiting the 1 to 2 organizations that interest you the most.
- Take notes. Get business cards from the people you talk to.
- Turn off your cell phone! Phone interruptions are a huge pet peeve of recruiters.
- Take the time to talk and network.
- Don't ask about salary or benefits.
- Don't take a business card and run.
- Don't walk through the Fair with friends or family.
- Don't wait until the Fair's almost over to arrive.
- AFTER THE FAIR, Follow up! Send thank you notes to the companies that interested you or that might someday.
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