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Spotlight: Spring Career Expo 2014

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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships will hold its annual Spring Career Expo on Friday, April 4, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, in the Student Activity Center. A "must-attend" event for upcoming graduates and alumni looking for full-time employment, the Spring Career Expo is also a great opportunity for students seeking internships and co-ops, or considering graduate school.

Employers attending the Career Expo this past Fall reported that they estimated needing to fill 7,500 vacancies that year, with nearly 60% reporting that they had more vacancies this year than last year. In comparison to the Fall event, this semester’s Spring Career Expo will include even more employers and more job and internship opportunities.

The University Career Center for Work, Service, and Internships will hold its annual Spring Career Expo on Friday, April 4, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, in the Student Activity Center.

Students of all majors and class levels, as well as alumni, are invited to attend to meet employers and graduate school representatives recruiting candidates for full-time jobs, internships and co-ops, and graduate or professional school. In particular, May and August 2014 graduates seeking full-time employment are encouraged to take advantage of this networking opportunity. More than 175 organizations are expected to attend. Event sponsors Enterprise Rent-a-Car and Schaeffler Group USA, along with Wells Fargo, Bridgestone, CMPD, Target, WBTV, Vanguard, and the U.S. Department of State, are already registered to attend. An ongoing list of organizations registered for Spring Career Expo can be found online.

With an average attendance of more than 1,000 students and alumni, the Spring Career Expo is also a great chance for employers to promote their brand on campus. Early registration for the event offers additional benefits, as the University Career Center will advertise each organization’s attendance as soon as its registration is received. Employers also can request space to conduct interviews on campus.

Students should dress professionally and bring resumes to give to recruiters. The University Career Center will offer "pre-fair resume critiques," as well as programming on how to prepare for a job fair and interview effectively, during the week leading up to the fair. For additional assistance with the job or internship search, students should consult their career advisors and utilize the variety of resources the University Career Center offers.