The University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships will hold the Career & Public Service Expo on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2012, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center. A "must-attend" event for upcoming graduates and alumni looking for full-time employment, the Expo is also a great opportunity for students seeking internships and co-ops, or considering graduate school.
Although economic recovery remains uncertain, the University Career Center saw steady improvement in employer activity over the 2011-2012 academic year. Employer attendance at the Spring Career Expo was up 47 percent in comparison to Spring 2011, and of those employers, 70 percent projected more job openings in their organizations this year. Fifty-seven percent also predicted that new college graduates would comprise the majority of their hiring - even better news for new Niner alumni. Over the summer months, job postings through the University Career Center’s NinerJobNet database have increased significantly, as well.
Students of all majors and class levels are encouraged to attend the Career & Public Service Expo and take advantage of on-campus interviewing opportunities by registering with NinerJobNet. May 2013 graduates are reminded that some employers make only one recruiting visit per year and will not return in the spring. An ongoing list of organizations registered for the Expo can be found online.
Typically attended by over 1,000 students, the Career & Public Service Expo is also an place for employers to promote their brand on campus. Early fair registration offers additional benefits, as the University Career Center will advertise each organization’s attendance as soon as it registers. Employers also can request space to conduct interviews on campus or present in-depth information to students about their organizations and recruiting processes.
Students should dress professionally and bring resumes to give to recruiters. During the week leading up to the Expo, the University Career Center will offer pre-fair resume critiques and programming on how to prepare for a job fair, interview effectively, and dress appropriately. For additional assistance with job or internship searches, students should consult their discipline-specific career advisors and utilize the variety of resources found in the Career Resource Library and online, including local and national job market updates.
Please email Rebecca Cody with questions.