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Some 130 employers participating in WMU's Career Fair

Jan. 18, 2011

Update: Due to anticipated travel difficulties for many of the participating employers, WMU's 33rd annual Career Fair has been rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 17. The hours and location remain the same.

Photo of WMU Career Fair.KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's 33rd annual Career Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 3, in the Bernhard Center Ballroom.

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

Those attending should research employers in advance, dress professionally and bring copies of an updated resume. Many employers will ask qualified candidates to complete an online employment application in lieu of submitting a printed resume.

Nearly 130 organizations have registered to participate in the 2011 Career Fair. They represent a wide range of nonprofit agencies as well as business sectors such as engineering, health care, technology, government, retail and consumer products, insurance, transportation, construction and environmental sciences.

Employers are recruiting for interns and college graduates. Some may conduct first-round interviews with select candidates Friday, Feb. 4. Employers still wanting to register to participate may do so online or by calling (269) 387-2745.

Career Fair Preparation

Several preparation workshops and services are available to WMU students in advance of the fair. They include:

  • Every day--Resume critiquing during drop-in career advising.

  • Friday, Jan. 21--Workshop for international students on U.S. employment regulations.

  • Thursday 27--Workshop on getting prepared for the Career Fair.

  • Friday, Jan. 28--Practice Interview Day.

  • Monday, Jan. 31--Workshop on using social networking for job searching and professional development.

  • Wednesday, Feb. 2--Five-minute resume critiquing by human resources specialists from Target Corp.

For a complete listing of all WMU's Career Fair preparation events, including locations and times, visit wmich.edu/career and click Events Calendar. Questions about the fair should be directed to event co-chairs Nick Davison and Surangi Pradhan at career-fair@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.

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

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