This leads me to my question I would ask a recruiter for Walmart – How closely does your store follow One Best Way and how closely does management monitor and correct the new Computer-Generated schedules?
Career fairs are hard because you often have very little time. Ask things like how the recruiter feels about their store culture, what they like about their job or area of the store, how they feel about their ability to advance. Make sure you understand, it IS a retail job. And often physically demanding. But each store has an attitude and you want to get an understanding of that.
Ask how flexible they can be with your schedule, if you're going to work there while in semester make sure they know very clearly school comes first and you'll need some extra leeway when finals come around. Try and see what the job will pay, put it out there that you're a student and making money is going to be important to help pay for books and living expenses.
a. How hard is it to move up. (depending on if they want to make a career out of it)
b. How often would you need me to work?
c. How often can you move departments if you do not like where you are, or want more experience
My best advice on this would be to ask them about current staffing levels in their store and or specific departments. This has been one of the biggest factors in changing the moral of the team and the work load pet associate.