On Saturday, I'm going to an open house for a local aerospace company. I've been telling myself that - come-hell-or-high-water - I'm not leaving there without a job. The classifieds are just not working (coming up on a month without a single response), so I'm hoping this will be my chance. If it doesn't work, I'm going to need to figure something else out, because I'm going stir-crazy. I'm qualified for a good deal of the positions that have been advertised, I'm just not getting any call-backs. At all. I've never been to an open house for anything except renting or buying houses. What should I expect when I go there? It's supposed to be 4 hours long, and again, it's on a Saturday. They are saying that hiring managers for many of their departments will be present. What should I bring? Resumes obviously... I went out and bought some of the heavy duty resume paper. I'm thinking that I will build a 10 to 15 minute presentation about a design project which I led senior year, and the subsequent graduate projects I did based on it (optimization, etc.). Although I'm not hoping to be hired as a drafter, I have several impressive drawings and designs I have either done myself or contributed to. Is there anything else I should consider bringing? Oh... and I'm going out now to buy a nice suit. I haven't bought a new complete one since my high school graduation a decade ago... only pieces.