Students seeking an internship to build on their professional experience and those approaching or beyond their graduation, ready to begin their careers, are encouraged to prepare for Ferris State University’s virtual Career and Internship Fair. The event is Thursday, March 24, via the Handshake platform from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Center for Career and Professional Success Assistant Kathryn Thomas said the 94 employers who have arranged to participate is an increase from last fall’s virtual Career and Internship Fair.
“Nearly 1,700 interview opportunities can take place that day, so we ask that students register in Handshake and determine which employers best suit their interests,” Thomas said. “The range of placement opportunities include criminal justice, education, health care providers, a variety of business-related considerations, with engineering always proving to be an active category, at these fairs.”
Thomas said people planning to take part in the fair are welcome to access webinars through Handshake, or they can make an appointment with CAPS staff, to go over their resume or practice interview responses.
“Understanding what kind of questions might be asked, or having another set of eyes on your resume can make a considerable difference, in your presentation,” Thomas said. “We also encourage our students to have business-appropriate wear, even if it is from the waist up in a video interview. The First Lady’s Closet stands ready to help those who may need assistance in finding that jacket, shirt or blouse, and neckwear to look good and be prepared.”
Those interested in participating who may have a disability and would require help to take part should contact Career and Professional Success by email or phone at (231) 591-2685.