February 19, 2016

Media Advisory – Career Fair

Nearly 100 organizations will be present when Southern Illinois University Carbondale showcases its students at the annual spring Career Fair, Tuesday, Feb.23, at the SIU Arena. 

Reporters, photographers, and news crews are welcome to cover the event, which will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating businesses will be looking for interns and full-time employees; more than 150 company representatives, many of whom are SIU Carbondale alumni, will be present. The career fair will give students a look at job opportunities both locally and around the country. 

The Career Fair attendance list includes Aflac, Air Wisconsin Airlines, Aisin Manufacturing, Electronics and Light Metals, Ameren, Bridgestone Retail Operations, LLC., Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, Forensic IT, Inc., the Kansas City, Mo., public school system; Paducah, Ky., public schools; Springfield, Ill., public schools, Target, Trans States Airlines, United Airlines, U.S. Army Health Care, U.S. Peace Corps, Walgreens, and WestPoint Financial Group.  

A list of job fair participants is available at http://careerservices.siu.edu/career_fairs/spring2016_ucf_participating_employers.html. For more information, contact Matthew Purdy, employer relations coordinator, University Career Services, at 618/453-2391.