Two hundred and fifty-plus employers will send recruiters to Ferris State University’s Ewigleben Sports Complex on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the Fall 2019 Career and Internship Fair. The Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services has again organized this event.
Katie Thomas, a CLACS office assistant, said students will have opportunities to build their base of experience or establish their careers. The Career and Internship Fair is 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Employers will invite selected students to interview in the Ferris Library for Information, Technology and Education (FLITE) from 4 to 9 p.m. The employer interviews will continue, in FLITE, on Friday, Oct. 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“We are welcoming a broad base of companies, nonprofit groups and organizations looking for prospects with engineering backgrounds, students from the College of Business or those studying the health professions,” Thomas said. “There has been a welcome and active response from our employer partners for this fair, and we remind students of all majors to register through Handshake, so they can search the roster of employers, and the jobs and internships that will be available.”
Thomas said that navigating Wink Arena and the Multipurpose Room in the Sports Complex has been simplified through the Career Fair Plus App, which can be found at The App Store and Google Play Store.
“We have mapped out these spaces so that students can develop their own strategy on how best to make their tour through the buildings,” Thomas said. “This is traditionally the largest networking event offered on campus with the most diverse employment opportunities. We suggest that students make the most of the information available prior to arriving at the fair.”
Thomas said students participating in the Career and Internship Fair should arrive in business professional attire. She added that the CLACS Career Center is an essential resource for developing presentation materials and for pre-event counseling.
“There is still time to visit the First Lady’s Attic, and to receive a document review,” Thomas said. “This is one of the more exciting times around our office. We can handle student questions, and while this is a busy period of preparation for the fair, we are happy to assist our students and provide them information on career options and how to make a good impression, as they engage with recruiters.”