Fall 2017 Career Expo Oct. 12 at Southeast


Local, regional and national employers will meet Southeast Missouri State University students and alumni of all majors and Southeast alumni at the fall 2017 Career Expo Oct. 12 in the Student Recreation Center.

The event is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Students interested in exploring internships or career and job opportunities across all fields of study 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 Bunge North America, Archer Daniels Midland, Schnucks, PricewaterhouseCoopers, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Unilever-Sikeston and TGMissouri. This will give students the chance to meet someone in their respective field. A complete, updated list can be found on the Career Services website at https://semo.wufoo.com/reports/fall-2017-career-expo-employers/.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for students and alumni to engage directly with over 120 registered recruiters and employers to learn more about employment and internship opportunities,” said Dan Presson, employer relations coordinator in Southeast’s Career Services.

Students who attend the fair are required 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.

Additionally, Career Services has partnered with Men’s Wearhouse to host a fashion police table to provide students with information and tips for entering the workforce dressed professionally.

Students needing help or preparation before the fair, can attend Career Services’ Walk-In Wednesdays Sept. 27, Oct. 4 and 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; or Photo Shoot Friday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 29 and Oct. 10 to have a headshot taken for use in professional social media.

Representative from the Missouri Jobs Center will also be attending to help students complete exit surveys. Career Services will use the surveys to assess the expo and continue to provide great employment events for students.

Students, even if they are unable to attend the Career Expo, 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 Room 057, by calling (573) 651-2583, emailing careerservices@semo.edu, or visiting http://www.semo.edu/careers/.