Bring more copies of your resume than you think you will need. Prior to the career fair, create and get a critique of your resume. Free resume reviews are available from Employment Connections.
Research the kinds of jobs and organizations you would like to pursue. Survey the Job Fair program and develop a list of priority companies that you'd like to visit. Use your time wisely, so that you can talk to all of the organizations on your list.
Dress and act as professional as possible. This will show your commitment to your future work life and it will be noticed.
Develop and practice a 20 second "self-marketing presentation". Prepare what you will say when you approach a company representative and hand over your resume. Summarize your qualifications and put an emphasis on what you think is unique about you.
Develop questions to ask the company. Ask about job duties and how you can expect to contribute. Do not ask about salary and benefit-related questions during your initial contact. Be sure to thank them for their time and get their business card.
Follow-up your meeting with a thank you note or a call. Call to inquire about what happens next if the procedure has not already been explained. Don't be afraid to ask for a job interview if you want one!