Advertisement

Break out the resumes: It’s that time of the year again — students gear up for the annual Spring Career/Internship Fairs

The ISU Career Center will host the Spring Internship Fair from 4   to 7 p.m. on Wednesday in the Brown Ballroom at the Bone Center. A second fair, the Spring Career Fair, will follow from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday also in the Brown Ballroom.

Both fairs are designed for students of all majors to give their “30-second interview” to future employers for either an internship or a full time job after graduation. Employers at the Spring Internship Fair will be seeking candidates to fill internships and professional practice experiences.

Employers for the Spring Career Fair will be seeking graduating students and university alum to interview for their companies. While both are designed to offer jobs, all students are welcome to come explore opportunities and options and to get advice from future employers, even if the job is not directly in their major.

“A lot of students attend just to gain the experience of going to a career fair,” Becca Latham, marketing and public relations intern for the Career Center at ISU,  said.

Recruiters from a variety of companies will be at the fairs to talk with students about their companies. Recruiters include Fortune 500 companies, as well as mid-sized, small and local businesses, social service agencies, hospitals, government agencies and graduate/ professional schools.

“We want students to walk out with a job,” Latham said.

Anyone that has not attended a career fair is welcome to attend a behind the scenes tour before both fairs to become familiar with the layout, learn how to choose employers to speak with and how to interact and ask questions with these employers.

Students should bring their résumés and dress professionally. Students should also bring their IDs for registration at the door. Some employers may offer late night interviews during the fair which will  be scheduled later in the day at the Career Center.

For more information on these events visit CareerCenterIllinoisState.edu/Spring and for tips on how to dress for the event visit CareerCenter.Ilstu.edu.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *