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Small Business &
Start-Up Fair 2021

Virtual Career Fair
Tuesday, March 23
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. EST

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The Small Business & Start-Up Fair has gone virtual and will require students to register in Brazen to attend. Although not required before the live event, it is recommended that students register in Brazen before the event to maximize the amount of time they have available during the live event.

  • You must use your Penn State log-on information
    Choose the 'Sign up with Penn State' button on the registration page to use your existing credentials and single sign-on

    • Gmail doesn't count
      Even if your Penn State email is linked to a Gmail account that doesn't count as your Penn State credentials. Make sure you use your official email address.

  • Already used Brazen? Update your info
    Update your email address to your Penn State account or Friends of Penn State account and log-on using those credentials for the fair.

  • Need a Penn State account as an alumnus or guest?
    Create a Friends of Penn State account before the event and use that to register.

  • Complete the registration process 
    Once you sign up with your Penn State access information you'll need to complete the registration form.

Ready to register?

Get ready to find your future project. Register now to get your Brazen profile ready before the fair.

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The Small Business & Start-Up Fair is a chance to connect with organizations that are on the rise.

Maximize your time at the fair by researching in advance. Determine which companies are coming, what positions they are recruiting for, and which might be a good fit for your career goals.

Why research companies in advance?

Maximize your time and effort.

Several organizations and companies will be attending the Small Business & Start-Up Fair. Researching in advance can help you make the most of your time online.

  • Find companies looking for your talents
    Use the job category search field to narrow which companies are seeking your skills. Not every organization is looking for the same type of candidate.

  • Stand out from the crowd
    Research the organization before talking to them. Being able to provide knowledge about the company mission, openings, or products shows your enthusiasm and professionalism.

Why attend when I can just apply online?

Attending "in-person" online is incredibly important in building rapport with a potential employer. 

Most companies will ask you to apply online after you've met with them at the fair or provide a direct link after chatting with you.

This is normal. Organizations track applicants to keep materials and contact information organized throughout the process. Use the face time at Impact Fair to make an impression.

  • Talk about your experience
    Explain how you can contribute to the organization beyond the facts on your resumé.

  • Put a face to a name
    It's easier to remember who you are when a recruiter has actually interacted with you rather than just read your credentials online.

  • Show your enthusiasm
    Research a company in advance so that you can share why are you interested and how your experience aligns with their opportunities and mission.

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Small Business & Start Up Fair: Students & Recent Alumni