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As a young professional, you might kick yourself when you make a mistake or wonder whether you have what it takes to succeed in your career.

Perseverance is about learning from failure and continuing to move forward.

My journey to becoming an engineer doesn’t look like the “typical path.” But everyone faces challenges along the way. I hope sharing the lessons I’ve learned can affect someone else in a positive way.

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Now that you’re at a career fair, here’s how to avoid the awkward silence when you meet potential employers at their booths. Remember: you’re both trying to gauge whether you’re a good fit for their company.

Recruiters might see hundreds of people a day at a fair. Here’s how to make that first impression count:

Customize your elevator pitch. It should be 15-30 seconds. Introduce yourself and explain your major. Describe the...

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As fall career fair season kicks into gear, recruiters will span the country seeking the next generation of talent. (We’d love to meet you: see where we’ll be this spring .) Here’s how you can prep before the fair’s doors open:

Research the companies on the attendees list and determine which you’re most interested in . Narrow your list to three to five and find out more about each company. Look at...

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Soon our recruiters will head across the country for career fairs at local universities. Get to know the smiling faces at our booths.

Also, see where they'll be heading here.

Lauren Cowling

Alma mater: Texas Tech University, bachelor’s degree in business administration

How to stand out at a career fair: Research the company and career opportunities before the fair. Be confident. Good hygiene helps, too.

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