How to use Career Fair Plus

How to use Career Fair Plus

This semester the campus-wide showcase (hybrid, Sep.27 to 30, Technical days are Sep.29 (In-Person) and Sep.30 (Virtual)). This page has all the instructions you need to set up and use Career Fair Plus, our virtual fair platform. Here are some important things to note:

  • All conversations with employers will be by appointment. Plan ahead! Appointment slots are first come first served. The scheduling window opens 2 to 1 weeks before the event. 
  • You will need to create a candidate profile in Career Fair Plus to be able to schedule an appointment. 
  • Meetings with employers can be held by video or phone call. Make sure you have your cell phone handy in case the web connection has any issue.
  1. Setting up
  2. Creating an account

You will need to build a complete profile that includes your resume as well as other relevant information. Employers may assign appropriate representatives for your meeting based on your profile. See this video for reference

  3. Scheduling appointments with employers

All conversations with employers at the Virtual Career Fair will be by appointment slots, and it will be first come first serve fashion. The scheduling window is open 2 to 1 week before the event.  

After creating your account in Career Fair Plus, you can browse employers attending the event. As you browse the employers, schedule appointments to meet virtually with the employers that interest you.

  • Tap on the employer you are would like to meet with and then tap ‘Virtual Appointments’ to see the schedules they have available
  • Select the opportunity that interests you; employers may have multiple schedules for each opportunity
  • 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.

You can now access and schedule meetings on the Web too: visit and find the University of Florida and then select the event accordingly. Here’s a quick video walk-through of the process!

Group Meetings vs 1-on-1 Meetings

Group Meetings

1-on-1 Meetings

Will see the below

Will see the below denoting how many timeslots are left in the schedule

No specific time slot to choose

Must choose the desired time slot

Can join the meeting at any point within the meeting times

Must join at your designated time

Possibility of other candidates being in the meeting or speaking with multiple recruiters

You will be the only candidate during this meeting

Designed to be a less formal meeting, like a drop-in or tabling event

Can be more formal given the private nature of the interaction

Always be sure to read each schedule description as each employer will provide further details on what each meeting may be for.

Schedule early! If there is an employer you want to meet with, don’t wait to schedule an appointment with them!

 4. Day before event/your meeting

 Open the app, select the event and log into your account

  • Best/Required browsers to utilize the platform: Chrome and Firefox
  • Make sure you can access your virtual appointment schedule. See this video for reference.
  • Check the meeting 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:
 5. On the day of the event/your meeting

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

  1. Log into the app, select the event 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 Career Fair Plus to help you better prepare!

For any questions or assistance contact your career coach Erin Lin at