Career fairs seem to come out of nowhere — the school year just kicked into gear, yet we’re already forced to confront the reality of how quickly the next step is approaching. Although this may be intimidating, it’s also exciting. Career fairs are an opportunity to see how we can apply the skills, thinking, and knowledge we’ve gained at UC Berkeley to the real world, which we will all too soon be a part of. We’ve compiled some tips, tricks, thoughts, and ideas about how to best approach the career fair. Whether you’re an English major trying to find a way to prove all the haters who sniggered about how unemployable your degree is, or a computer science major about to dive head first into recruiting in Silicon Valley, the Daily Californian has some ideas on how to maximize your career fair experience.