WMU News

Career fair focuses on opportunities in life sciences

Nov. 3, 2003

KALAMAZOO -- Western Michigan University will present its second Life Sciences Fair from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, on the first and second floors of Wood Hall's atrium.

Although the event is open to alumni and the general public, it is designed to give WMU students and faculty a chance to meet and network with employers and organizations associated with the life sciences, discuss career options, and learn about industry needs. It is not a job fair.

Representatives from several Southwest Michigan companies will be on hand to describe science career paths and answer questions as well as to accept resumes for summer jobs and internships and, potentially, some part-time or full-time positions. Also participating will be various WMU student organizations and campus research programs.

In addition, the event will feature three panel presentations. They will focus on the natural and industrial sciences, environmental science, and health and medical sciences.

The 2003 fair is being sponsored by WMU's College of Arts and Sciences and Career and Student Employment Services. Students hoping to land an internship or investigate other professional opportunities are encouraged to wear business or business-casual attire and bring copies of their up-to-date resumes.

Carolyn Hornev, WMU career advisor for arts and sciences, notes that WMU students may wish to make an appointment with her prior to the event and have their resumes critiqued. Students also may take advantage of drop-in resume critiquing from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays at the Career and Student Employment Services offices on the first floor of Ellsworth Hall.

For more information about the Life Sciences Fair, contact Hornev at (269) 387-2745 or visit the "events" section of the <www.broncojobs.wmich.edu> Web site.

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

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