gradireland Graduate Careers Fair 2021

Virtual Career Fair: user guide, advice and tips

Attending the gradireland Graduate Careers Fair

Here is the information that you need to help you navigate the virtual careers fair environment and to make the most of your time at the fair.

Discover how to use the platform to engage with exhibitors, improve your chances of landing that meeting and to enable employers to reach out to you with opportunities that match your skill set and experience!

This guide will show you how to use the virtual careers fair platform, how to create your profile and how to engage with employers at the fair.


To help you prepare more generally, here are our tips for before, during and after a virtual careers fair, from how to create an eye-catching event profile to how to talk to employers online. Check out our blog here.


Webinar: Online careers fairs - what are they and how can graduates prepare for them? (pre-recorded)

University fairs and careers fairs have been impacted by the pandemic’s social distancing measures, which has resulted in many institutions and organisations making the decision to host careers fairs virtually for the next few months.

In this webinar we discuss what students can expect from online careers fairs and how to best prepare for them. Each member of the panel has been involved, either as an organiser or an attendee, in an online careers fair since the start of the pandemic. They brought us their insights into what an online careers fair consists of, how students can best stand out when attending and what employers are looking for when they’re in front of the computer screen at a virtual careers fair.

We also talked about some of the potential pitfalls of attending a virtual fair versus one in person, covered some more niche tips for international students and looked at how not to sound ‘creepy’ when following up on LinkedIn.

The panel:

Aisling Ní Mhiurí, events manager of gradireland
Ugochi Nwachuku, early careers recruiter at Marsh & McLennan
Orianne Wightman, senior talent acquisition partner at Experian

Get in touch

If you have any questions about booking a stand at our fairs, please contact the gradireland team by using the contact form below.