January 21, 2009

Job fair set for Feb. 11 at SIUC

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An all-majors job fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 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 features 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. 2, Tuesday, Feb. 3, and Wednesday, Feb. 4, if they are in need of a resume critique.

The job fair company attendance list includes Advanced Technology Services, Ameren, Archer Daniels Midland, Eli Lilly and Co., State Farm Insurance and Target. There is also a list of federal and state jobs, including the FBI, Federal Highway Administration, Illinois Department of Human Services, and the U.S. Secret Service.

A list of job fair participants, which is updated daily as employers register, is available at http://www.siu.edu/~ucs/events/fairschedule_spring09.htm.

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