WMU News

Career Fair connects job seekers with 115 employers

Feb. 1, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University's 26th annual Career Fair takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 5, in the East Ballroom of the Bernhard Center.

The event is free for job seekers and open to the public, but tailored for WMU's internship candidates, graduate students and alumni. Organized by WMU's Career and Student Employment Services, it is expected to attract more than 2,000 job candidates seeking to explore professional and internship options or simply network with employers.

CSES officials say recruiters from some 115 local, regional and national employers will be on hand, representing the manufacturing, health care, business, nonprofit and government sectors of the economy. Five Michigan universities will highlight this year's roster of participants. In addition to WMU, Eastern Michigan, Ferris State, Grand Valley State and Wayne State universities will be making information available to those considering enrolling in graduate school.

No advance registration is required for the 2004 Career Fair, but those who attend should dress in professional attire and bring an ample supply of up-to-date resumes. Upon entering the fair, WMU students and alumni will be asked to submit their resume. The best resumes will be featured as "best practices" examples in CSES' 2004-05 Career Search Manual.

The fair is being co-sponsored by the WMU Alumni Association and Kalamazoo's Stryker Instruments, the University's 2003 Employer of the Year. Members of WMU's Delta Sigma Pi and Phi Chi Theta chapters will welcome employers and help ensure the event runs smoothly. Enterprise Rent-a-Car will again be providing complimentary transportation for employers from East Campus to the Bernhard Center.

To help WMU students prepare for the fair, CSES will be offering a variety of "Get it Together" workshops. Many employers will be returning to campus on Friday, Feb. 6, to conduct first interviews with select job candidates.

For more information about the 2004 Career Fair, a list of participating employers or the "Get it Together" workshops, contact CSES at (269) 387-2745, or visiting the office's Web site at <www.broncojobs.wmich.edu>.

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

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