September 13, 2006

Job, graduate school fair set for Oct. 3

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An all-majors job fair and graduate school fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Tuesday, Oct. 3, will offer students, alumni and interested community members a first-hand look at job opportunities locally and around the country.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms, will feature representatives from an expected 100 employers from states including Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, Texas, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Internships and permanent employment possibilities will be available.

Registration is not necessary and admission is free.

Job seekers should bring multiple copies of their resumes and any other pertinent credentials, and should dress professionally and appropriately. Students are welcome to attend a resume BLITZ at Career Services from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday, Sept. 25, and Tuesday, Sept. 26, if they are in need of a resume critique.

Job fair participants include American Consulting, Inc., of Indianapolis; Boeing Co., Seattle, Wash.; Caterpillar, East Peoria; Chesapeake Energy, Charleston, West Va.; John Deere, Moline; State Farm Insurance, Bloomington; U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, St. Louis; along with military recruiters and numerous Illinois state agencies.

Graduate school fair participants include the SIU School of Law, SIUC's Master of Public Administration program, Arkansas State University, Eastern Illinois University, Marquette University, University of Illinois at Springfield and Tennessee State University.

A list of job fair participants, which is updated daily as employers register, is available at

Call Career Services at 618/453-2391 or visit for more information.

Providing career-planning services to students is among the goals of Southern at 150: Building Excellence Through Commitment, the blueprint the University is following as it approaches its 150th anniversary in 2019.