PSA for Students Attending Conferences

The 2015 National Planning Conference (#apa15) is coming up April 18-21 in Seattle.  For several years, I attended conferences on behalf of my employer and “worked the booth” in the exhibit hall- talking with potential clients and showcasing our work.  It’s no surprise that the booth always attracted a fair share of (job-seeking) students eager to make a connection and hand out their resume.  Some of these students approached it in a very professional manner while some were a bit awkward or monopolized the time of the captive audience.  In an effort to help all involved, I developed this simple chart of DOs and DON’Ts for students attending conferences who may be uninitiated as to how to approach potential employers.  I encourage you to share it widely so that both students and employers can benefit!

Student Job Seekers