Virtual Students and Graduates

This year the Scottish Graduate Fair 2020 will be held virtually on the 13th October, 10am – 4pm.

Registration is now open! 

Want to attend?
Please download the Career Fair Plus app in preparation for the virtual fair and check out this video demo to see how it works!

  1. Download the Career Fair Plus app to your phone (FOR FREE!). Click here to download to iOS, or click here to download for Android
  2. Open the app, search AGCAS and The Scottish Graduate Fair 2020 - Virtual will appear.  
  3. Create an Account to officially register for the event

Scheduling appointments are now open!

Please note any CV/resumes uploaded will be shared with recuriters that you have appointments with.

Signing up to attend you agree that the Organiser reserves the right to remove and/or cancel your appointments from the Virtual Fair if the Organiser, in its sole discretion, determines that your participation or behaviour create a disruption or hinder the Virtual Fair or the enjoyment of the Virtual Fair content by other attendees. Please ensure you read the Virtual Fair Enviroment Tips & Conduct below.

We will be working with Career Fair Plus to host our upcoming virtual career fair, to create an intuitive, user-friendly experience for students and employers.

All information relating to this year's fair can be found below!

 

Once you have downloaded the app and searched for the fair, you can start looking through the employers that will be attending the virtual fair without needing to create an account.

When you're ready to start scheduling appointments, you will need to create an account and build your profile. Watch this video to see how to create an account.

Make sure you build a complete profile that includes your CV/resume as well as other relevant information. This is the profile employers will see when you make appointments to meet them, so you want to make a good impression!

Please note any CV/resumes uploaded will be shared with recuriters that you have appointments with.

Scheduling Appointments will open on 28th September! 

As you browse the employers who will be at the virtual fair, you can schedule appointments to meet with them virtually.

  1. Tap on the employer you are would like to meet with and then tap 'Virtual Appointments' to see the schedules they have available
  2. Select the schedule that you're interested in; employers may have multiple schedules
  3. Select a time that works for you, and hit 'YES' to book the appointment slot

If you are not signed in, you will be prompted to sign in. If you have not yet created an account, you must do so at this stage in order to schedule appointments.

Don't forget, appointments are first-come, first-serve, so if there is an employer you want to meet with, don't wait to schedule an appointment with them!

  1. Open the app and log into your account
  2. Make sure you can access your virtual appointment schedule
  3. Check the interaction type listed under the schedule for each of your appointments. You can view this by clicking through to the schedule, and checking under the employer name, as below:

 

For Schedules using Career Fair Plus's in-built Video Meeting Rooms

IMPORTANT: If the interaction type says Video Meeting, the appointment will take place on our integrated video meeting platform. In this case, please click Join Meeting from one of your scheduled appointments and test that your video and microphone are working. You may need to grant/request permissions if it is the first time you are using the platform.

For Schedules without Career Fair Plus's in-built Video Meeting Rooms
Make sure you check the interaction type, so you know what to expect on the day of the fair, whether it's a phone call, or an external link (Zoom, Skype, etc). If there are additional instructions provided on the schedule for candidates, these might give further details about how you can expect the recruiter to contact you.

You're all set to go! On the day of the fair, follow these three simple steps:

  1. Log into the app and sign into your account
  2. Access your virtual appointment schedule and meet with employers
  3. Use the app to help you track your appointments and make notes

Here's a video walk-through of a virtual fair using our in-built video meeting rooms to help you better prepare! 

Please see below instructions on how to use the apps navigation bar to ensure you haven’t missed out on anything.

 

  1. Employers tab
    - Here you will be able to see who is exhibiting
    - You can favourite employers who you want to book appointments with
    - Click the Blue “Meetings box” on an employer’s name to see what times they have available.
    - Choose who you want to speak too and select a time.
  2. Fair Prep tab
    - You will find information on how to help you prepare for the fair for both before the fair and on the Day fair information.
  3. Meetings tab
    - Here you will find all of the appointments you have booked. Please ensure you remember these timings and do not miss them.
  4. More tab
    - Other resources are available here such as:
    - Announcements – check these to see if the organiser has provided information about the fair
      - Career Fair 101 – Dress the Part, Attendee Conduct, Practice your elevator speech and Impress the recruiter.
      - Check for Updates – Good to refresh the app to see if there is anything new and important.

Please note any details, CV/resumes uploaded will be shared with recruiters that you have appointments with.

  • It's the biggest recruitment event in Scotland with a variety of exhibitors with job and postgraduate study opportunities.
  • Free to attend - it's open to students and graduates from all universities.
  • Some employers will have immediate vacancies and most are recruiting for next year, making a total of thousands of vacancies.
  • Most employers offer internships/placements.
  • This is a unique opportunity to have your questions answered by people on the inside, so go prepared to make the most of it.

Before the fair:

  • View Exhibitors: Check the exhibitor list and Guide and select exhibitors whom you wish to visit. 

  • Research exhibitors: Use websites to check the nature of their vacancies and their entry requirements. Think of sensible questions to ask.

  • Be Mindful: Although a virtual fair, with video meetings available please wear appropriate clothing - formal/ smart causal is recommended 

  • Starting Conversations: Think about how you will introduce yourself confidently to exhibitors. Avoid generic questions like “what do you do?”

  • Practice "Promoting yourself": Think about what sets you apart from the competition. What are your key strengths and skills? What are the key things you would like others to know about you? Provide examples. 

On the Day: 

  • Talk about yourself:
    - Be positive! 
    - Talk about why you are interested in the company and what you can bring to it.

  • When asking questions:
    - Be Enthusiastic
    - Take notes so you don't forget what the exhibitors are telling you

 

  • Never record/ screen shot a video meeting with an employer without their consent.
  • Be Mindful of professional etiquette and use appropriate language - avoid slang and jargon.
  • Dress appropriately and ensure your background surroundings are appropriate.
  • Signing up to attend, you agree that the Organiser reserves the right to remove and/or cancel your appointments from the Virtual Fair if the Organiser, in its sole discretion, determines that your participation or behaviour create a disruption or hinder the Virtual Fair or the enjoyment of the Virtual Fair content by other attendees.