CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Jan. 5, 2015 – Employers in the southeast Missouri area are invited to meet Southeast Missouri State University students of all majors at the spring 2015 Career and Internship Fair Feb. 26 in the Student Recreation Center-North at Southeast.
“Inviting students from all majors to connect with employers for both career and internship opportunities enhances their ability to connect with a wider range of potential applicants and maximize recruiting efforts,” said Joyce Hunter, outreach and events coordinator for Southeast’s Career Services. The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
“Additionally, the timing of this year’s fair was coordinated with other regional universities to maximize employers’ recruiting efforts,” said Hunter.
The event is also open to Southeast alumni.
The Career and Internship Fair is free for employers and organizations to attend.
Michele Tapp, director of Academic and Career Advising in the office of Career Services at Southeast, said, “We are pleased to continue to offer employer registration at no charge, as we view this as one of the best investments we can make on behalf of our students.”
Students interested in exploring internships or career and job opportunities will be able to meet people from organizations that are directly related to their field of study. Semi-private interview areas will be available during the event for on-the-spot interviews.
Employers can also reserve space for follow-up interviews with students or for information sessions. These requests are managed on a first come, first serve basis, and employers can contact Career Services at Southeast for details and availability.
“Career Services has made an intentional effort to coordinate, collaborate and include all departments in the invitation process to provide all students with a strong and varied employer pool,” Tapp said.
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 Hunter, preferred dress for men is a dress shirt, tie, slacks, dress shoes and socks. 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 who are unable to attend the fair have the option of uploading their resume in Southeast’s e-recruiting system REDConnect to the Spring Career Fair Resume Book where employers will be able to view students’ resumes both before and after the event, Hunter said.
Registration for employers is open through Friday, Feb. 20, 2015 at http://www.semo.edu/careers/career-fair-employers.html.