Career fair assist in internship, job search

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File Photo by Chynna Miller| The Daily Eastern News Travon Moore, a junior business major, meets with a State Farm Insurance representative at the Career Fair on September 25, 2013.

Ross Kwasneski , Staff Reporter

Students have an opportunity to develop their network skills and meet employers at the upcoming Career Network & Diversity Fair.

The fair is from noon until 4 p.m. Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.

The career fair is for students to interact and meet potential employers who are looking to fill positions in their company.

This can be an internship in the upcoming summer of 2015 or even a job for the following year after graduation. This career network fair happens twice a year.

With a luncheon before the fair, it is for students who are members of panther recruiting plus, which is an online membership and database where students can have their resumes up online, and have their names out first to employers if there is employment available.

All companies attending are available online at eiu.edu/careers.

Along with the list of employers, it also lets students know which companies have internship opportunities. Students can expect to get a possible internship or even a job, said Talia Persico, who works at career services.

Interviews with employers are Thursday and Friday through career services. It is free and open to all students. Bring multiple copies of your resume and look presentable in business attire.

“The Career Fair is a perfect experience for future employment. This is a great opportunity to put your foot in the door with various employers all under one roof,” Persico said.

There will be a job fair workshop from 5 p.m. until 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Arcola/Tuscola Room of the Union. At the job fair workshop, students will learn how to build relationships and stand out to employers, Persico said.

Reservations are required and can be done by calling career services or registering online.

Ross Kwasneski can be reached at 581-2812 or [email protected]