Ferris Set to Host Spring 2011 Career Fair

pictureFerris State University’s Spring 2011 Career Fair will be held Thursday, March 24 in the Ewigleben Sports Complex from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The fair is a platform for students to make a new footprint on their career path as they look beyond graduation.

The fair showcases more than 100 companies ready to fill internships and potentially offer job and career opportunities. It also is an opportunity for students to learn more about how to seek careers and jobs.

“With the job market so competitive there isn’t a better time to take advantage of getting face to face with an employer and selling yourself,” said Angie Roman, coordinator of Career Services at Ferris. “The competitiveness also means that freshman and sophomore students need to research what unique skills they need in order to stand out to an employer in the future.”

Information sessions will be held Wednesday, March 23 from 4 to 10 p.m. in the Rankin Student Center Dome Room and Room 202 of the Heavy Equipment Center, where a variety of employers will present to students and alumni information about opportunities within their companies. There will be an additional information session Thursday, March 24 in IRC Room 107 from 4 to 10 p.m.

For students and alumni interested in attending the fair, Career Services has made the Career Fair Book available online. The Career Fair Book lists each attending employer with links to their websites, Facebook profiles, feature videos, company overview, degrees preferred and more.

More than 40 attending employers will be conducting individual interviews following the Career Fair on campus Thursday evening, March 24, and all day Friday, March 25.

Alumni, faculty, staff and students are welcome to connect with the employers, and build their resume by volunteering at the Career Fair between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on March 24.

The Career Fair Information Depot, set for March 24 from 9 to 11 a.m. is an opportunity for employers to browse and talk to key faculty and staff from different Ferris colleges to ask questions. This is not open to students and alumni but rather is a time for employers to learn more about Ferris and get employment related questions answered by faculty and staff.

For more information related to the Career Fair, contact Carrie Adams in the Career Services office at (231) 591-2685 or visit http://www.ferris.edu/careerservices/.

22 March, 2011