September 27, 2010

SIUC to host all-majors job fair on Oct. 6

by Pete Rosenbery

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An all-majors job fair at Southern Illinois University Carbondale on Oct. 6 will offer students, alumni and interested community members an opportunity to connect with potential employers locally and around the country.

The event, from 1 to 5 p.m. in the Student Center Ballrooms, will feature representatives from more than 50 employers. Internships and permanent employment possibilities will be available.

Job fair participants include: Aldi, Inc.; Ameren; The Boeing Co.; Bridgestone Retail Operations; Buckle, Inc.; Carbondale Police Department; Caterpillar; Cliffs Natural Resources; Delta Companies; Drury Hotels; Edward Jones; Family Video; Federal Highway Administration; Illinois Department of Transportation; Jacobs Engineering; Jasper Engines and Transmission; Missouri Highway Patrol; Murray Energy Corp.; Northwestern Mutual Fund Network; Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes; Social Security Administration; U.S. Department of State; USP Marion; WSIU Public Broadcasting; and Youth Villages.

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 the Student Center from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., today, Tuesday, and Wednesday, Sept. 27-29, if they are in need of a resume critique.

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

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