Some 175 employers expected to participate in Career Fair

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Employers recruiting interns and college graduates Feb. 16.

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's 34th annual Career Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 16, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom.

Organized by WMU's Career and Student Employment Services, the event is expected to attract some 175 employers and 3,000 job seekers. Although open to the public, it is tailored to WMU students and alumni.

The participating organizations represent such diverse areas as engineering, technology, health care, government, the nonprofit sector, insurance, transportation, construction, retail and consumer products, and environmental sciences. Employers are recruiting for interns and college graduates. Some may conduct first-round interviews with selected candidates Friday, Feb. 17.

Job seekers should research employers in advance, dress professionally and bring copies of an updated resume to the fair. Many employers will ask qualified candidates to complete an online employment application in lieu of submitting a paper resume. Prior to the Career Fair, WMU students may visit wmich.edu/career to access various preparation events and services, including:

  • Every day--Resume critiquing (a schedule is posted under Spring Advising Schedule)
  • Feb. 3--Workshop on U.S. Employment Regulations for International Students
  • Feb. 10--Practice Interview Day (advance sign-up and BroncoJOBS account required; login to your BroncoJOBS account, then click Practice Interview Day under One-Click Searches to sign up for an interview time slot).

For a complete list of all career preparation events, including locations and times, visit wmich.edu/career. Questions about the fair should be directed to event co-chairs Janell Raisanen and Surangi Pradhan at career-fair@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.