Undercover Bosses: An Innovative Approach to Career Fairs

Undercover Bosses: An Innovative Approach to Career Fairs

January 24, 2019 | 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. EST


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See how one institution has revamped their career fairs to be more impactful, effective, and relevant.

Career fairs are nothing new, yet institutions are constantly trying to figure out how to re-invigorate them to be more engaging and purposeful. Princeton University has done just that with a model called "Undercover Bosses.” In this innovative model, students wear name tags that list only the top three career skills and competencies they possess. Similarly, employer tables list the top skills and competencies for which they are looking. This model creates a unique atmosphere where students no longer avoid companies that may appear irrelevant and instead are equipped and confident in approaching companies based on the skills needed. Conversely, employers are no longer ruling out potentially great candidates based on their major alone.

Join us for this online training to gain an inside look at Princeton’s innovative model for career fairs. Our instructor for this event will walk you through why they decided to rethink their events, how it was accomplished, and what the components of the new structure look like.


Who Should Attend

Career services professionals looking for new ways to structure career fairs will leave this webcast with ideas and inspiration they can implement in their own efforts.


Susanne Killian

Associate Director, Graduate Student Career Advising, Princeton University

Susanne provides career-related programming and career advising for graduate students on all aspects of career planning for both the academic and non-academic searches. She coordinates workshops, panels, professional development, Meetups and other recruiting events for graduate students.

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Elizabeth Ross Hubbell
Senior Program Manager, Academic Impressions

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