February 05, 2008

Students, community members welcome at job fair

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. — An all-majors job fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Wednesday, Feb. 20, will give students, alumni and interested community members a first-hand look at job opportunities both locally and around the country.

The event, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms, will feature representatives from many potential employers. The job fair typically draws 75 to 100 employers. 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 in the north end of the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday, Feb. 11, Tuesday, Feb. 12, and Wednesday, Feb. 13, if they are in need of a resume critique.

Job fair participants include Advanced Technology Services, Inc., Archer Daniels Midland, Ameren, Buckle, Illinois Department of Transportation, Jacobs Engineering, Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri State Highway Patrol, Morton Buildings, The Peace Corps, Tan-Tar-A Resort, Target, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, United States Steel, and Walgreens.

A list of job fair participants, which is updated daily as employers register, is available at http://www.siu.edu/~ucs/events/fairschedule.htm

Call Career Services at 618/453-2391 or visit http://www.siu.edu/~ucs/ for more information.