Companies: take notes.
A couple of days ago, my school hosted a career fair with some of the most prestigious companies from around North America. While there, I made sure to pick up a bunch of freebies. Here’s what I picked up:
Phone Stand by AlphaSights
I was pretty excited when I picked up this free phone stand- unfortunately, this one was pretty low quality and could barely support my phone’s weight. It also broke after a few hours.
Fidget Objects by Savills and Market Axess
I’m not quite sure what compelled me to pick these up, but these are very low quality fidget objects. I should probably dispose of them after this review.
Earphones by EY
I was super excited to pick up these earphones- and I’d have rated them higher if they weren’t possibly the worst quality earphones I’ve ever used before.
Highlighter+sticky notes by The Public Defender Service
The highlighter is actually quite nice, though the sticky notes are awkward sizes.
Chapstick by BD
Free chapstick is usually pretty crappy, but I was pleasantly surprised by how well this one has been holding up.
Free Folders and Notebooks
These aren’t of the highest quality, but it certainly beats buying them at the overpriced campus store.
Reusable Straw by Heidrick & Struggles
I can’t deny that this is a pretty sweet metal straw… on the other hand, will I ever actually use this? Rated a 3 for the pipe-cleaner that comes with.
Anti-Zuckerburg Device by Redfive
This was probably the most common freebie I saw at the career fair. Probably because it’s just two pieces of thin plastic- that being said, I can’t deny that it works pretty well.
Portable Measuring Tape by NIST
This is actually a pretty sweet measuring tape that measures up to 60in. and also automatically retracts after pressing a button.
A book about being happy after 50 by the CEO of AARP
I would have rated this, but I just couldn’t get through the first few pages.
And there you have it: all the freebies at the career fair ranked! What’s the best thing you’ve ever gotten for free? Let me know in the comments below, and thanks for reading!