WMU News

More than 120 employers expected at Career Fair

Feb. 1, 2002

KALAMAZOO -- New graduates and intern candidates as well as seasoned professionals will be able to learn about a wide range of employment opportunities during Western Michigan University's 24th annual Career Fair.

Career Fair 2002 will take place on campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, in the East and West ballrooms of the Bernhard Center. The free event is designed for area university students and WMU alumni, but members of the general public also are invited. Some 120 employers will be on hand for the event, which is expected to draw about 2,500 people.

This year, greater emphasis has been placed on attracting employers who are seeking job candidates with advanced degrees. All job seekers who attend the fair are expected to wear professional attire and bring an ample supply of resumes. Advanced registration is not necessary.

WMU's Career and Student Employment Services, part of the Division of Student Affairs, is co-sponsoring the 2002 fair along with the Bronson Healthcare Group, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and the WMU Alumni Association. Student organization sponsors include the Student Nursing Association, National Association of Black Accountants, Delta Sigma Pi and Alpha Omega Christian Fraternity.

A detailed list of participating employers, as well as links to these employers, is available in the "Career Fairs" section of the <www.broncojobs.wmich.edu> Web site. A few of the employers participating in this year's event are: Carlson Marketing Group, Troy, Mich.; Denso Manufacturing Michigan, Battle Creek; GE Medical Systems, Waukesha, Wis.; Parker Hannifin-Abex NWL Division, Kalamazoo; Pfizer Inc., Ada, Mich.; Ross Products Division-Abbot Labs, Vernon Hills, Ill.; and Steelcase Inc., Grand Rapids, Mich.

For more information about Career Fair 2002 or early workshops to help prepare for the
event, contact Lisa Walker, fair chairperson, in Career and Student Employment Services at (269) 387-2745.

Media contact: Jeanne Baron, 269 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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