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HBCU Legacy Bowl Virtual Career Fair

Jumpstart your career and meet with employers at this career fair exclusively for HBCU students

Calling all HBCU juniors and seniors! Looking to stand out with employers and jumpstart your career by landing a job or internship? Register today for the HBCU Legacy Bowl Virtual Career on March 29, 12:00-3:00 PM CDT, open to HBCU students nationwide! 

We will be selecting 5 random attendees to win a $100 Amazon gift card to help get you equipped for a successful job hunt!

Read on for FAQs and tips on how to get the most out of your virtual career fair. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the HBCU Legacy Bowl?

The HBCU Legacy Bowl, presented by the Black College Football Hall of Fame, is a postseason all-star game showcasing the best NFL draft-eligible football players from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). It is broadcasted live on NFL Network. More than a football game, the week-long celebration of Black culture and history provides invaluable exposure and opportunity for HBCU students. As part of the week-long celebration, the HBCU Legacy Bowl held an in-person Career Fair, which provided job opportunities and career counseling for juniors and seniors from HBCUs, and featured expert panels, motivational speakers and direct interaction with national and statewide corporate partners.

What is the HBCU Legacy Bowl Virtual Career Fair?

The HBCU Legacy Bowl Virtual Career Fair will provide opportunities for HBCU students to meet with employers hiring for internships and full-time jobs. The career fair will take place on March 29th, 12:00-3:00 PM CDT and will be held virtually on Handshake. Admission is free. 

How do I sign up for the virtual career fair?

The HBCU Legacy Bowl Virtual Career Fair will be hosted on Handshake. Visit the registration page and click “Join Event.” You’ll be prompted to login to your Handshake account. If you don’t already have an account, select your school from the drop-down list and follow the instructions to activate your account.

What is Handshake?

The HBCU Legacy Bowl Virtual Career Fair will be hosted on Handshake. 

Handshake is the #1 platform where college students find jobs and internships. Over 650,000 employers from across the country are hiring on Handshake—from every Fortune 500 company to small businesses, nonprofits, and startups. Over 20 million students and young alumni use Handshake to browse jobs, message employers, attend events, and connect with their school’s career center. 

Who should attend this virtual career fair?

Any junior or senior currently enrolled at an HBCU. 

What employers will I get to meet at the virtual career fair?

There are already 125 employers registered! Because the career fair is virtual, you’ll get to meet with a wider range of employers than at a typical fair. Employers will be hiring in multiple cities and industries across the country. 

Register today and check out the full list of employers, including Yelp, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 23&Me, Habitat for Humanity, Enterprise Holdings, Anthem, U.S Department of Homeland Security, and many more.

Will the employers at the fair be hiring for summer internships or full-time jobs?

Both! Check out the full list of employers and filter for organizations hiring for full-time or part-time jobs and internships. 

How do virtual career fairs work on Handshake?

One of the biggest benefits of attending a virtual career fair is that you can sign up for sessions before the fair starts. Once you’re registered for the fair, sign up for group or 1-on-1 sessions with employers you’re interested in. 

  • Group sessions are primarily for employers to share more about their organizations and answer any questions you have. 
  • 1-on-1 sessions are 10-minute conversations between you and an employer to discuss your background and experience, as well as current job and internship opportunities.

Once in a session, you can interact with employers via video, audio, or text based chat. 

Can I attend the virtual fair using my phone or tablet? A laptop or desktop?

All of the above. If using a mobile device, we recommend downloading the Handshake app on Google Play or the App Store (rated 4.6+ stars on each) for a better user experience. You can also attend the fair using a web browser on a laptop or desktop (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, or Edge).

Read more here on audio and video requirements for attending a virtual career fair on Handshake.

I’ve never attended a virtual career fair before. How do I prepare?

We recommend making an appointment with your school’s career center to brush up your resume and get tips for meeting employers virtually.

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