More than 150 area employers are registered to meet Southeast Missouri State University students of all majors at the fall 2016 Career Expo Oct. 13 in the Student Recreation Center.
The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students interested in exploring internships or career and job opportunities will be able to meet people from organizations directly related to their field of study.
Organizations planning to attend the fair represent a local, regional, national and international spectrum, including Saint Francis Medical Center, Enterprise Holdings, HD Supply Waterworks, Nestle Purina PetCare, National Vanliner Insurance, Schnuck Markets Inc., SoutheastHealth, ADM Ag Services, and public school districts and educational organizations. This will give students from each major the chance to meet someone in their respective field. A complete, updated list can be found on the Career Services website at http://semo.edu/careers/career-fair/index.html.
“This is a great event for students of all ages and majors,” said Dan Presson, employer relations coordinator in Southeast’s Career Services. “With 150 employers attending there will be something for everyone. This is an opportunity for Southeast to highlight not only our academic programs but the strength of our graduates.”
Students who attend the fair are encouraged to dress professionally, bring an updated copy of their resume and research each company they plan to visit ahead of time.
According to Career Services, professional dress consists of a dress shirt, tie, slacks, dress shoes and socks for men. For women the preferred dress is a dress blouse (nothing low cut, tight or that shows midriff), jackets/twin sweater sets, modest length skirts, dresses, pant suits and dress shoes. If students do not have these particular garments, collared shirts, khaki pants and dress shoes are acceptable.
Students needing help or preparation before the fair, can attend Career Services’ Workshop Wednesdays Oct. 5 and 12 at 3:30 p.m. for a boot camp session; First Friday Photo from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 7 to have a headshot taken for use in professional social media; or Pop-In Resume Critiques from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11 to receive help drafting and editing a resume.
Students, even if they are unable to attend the fair, are encouraged to upload their resume to www.redhawkjobs.com where employers will be able to view students’ resumes both before and after the event.
For more preparation tips, please contact Career Services, located in Academic Hall 057, by calling (573) 651-2583, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or visiting http://semo.edu/pdf/Career_Fair_Preparation_Handout.pdf.