Employability Festival is in full flow, and I hope you have gone along to a few of the dozens of workshops, talks, and events going on across campus intended to support and enhance your employability prospects.

One of the most important EmpFest events to go along to is the Careers Fair. For the past few years Kent has organised one of the largest employment fairs in the South East of England – over a hundred companies and employers will be coming down to the Sports Centre in order to meet you.

The Careers Fair is one of the best opportunities you will have to learn about the jobs and careers available to you, and to make a key connection that might be the first step on the road to a work experience opportunity, a work placement, or an interview.

Just going along will be extremely useful, but to get the most from the Fair you should prepare, think about who you want to speak to, and be ready to pitch yourself to employers. The Careers and Employability Service have prepared the follow checklist to help you; I hope it is useful, and that you make the most of this opportunity.