May 22, 2018

Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours to showcase SIU Career Development

by Christi Mathis

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Local employers can partner with Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Career Development Center to help recruit well-qualified employees and promote their businesses. The center provides career and professional development services to students and alumni and connects them with employers for internships and post-graduate employment.

The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours on June 6 will give local employers the opportunity to learn more about what the center offers and various partnership opportunities.

All welcome, chambers and businesses encouraged to attend

The event is set for 4:30-6:30 p.m. at SIU’s Student Services Building. Organizers say they look forward to connecting with representatives from the region’s chambers of commerce and from local businesses.

Tours, refreshments and more

Visitors can park in the lot directly in front of the Student Services Building; no parking decal is required that night.

Free tours of the Student Services Building will begin at 5 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m.  Refreshments will be served.

Sign up now  

While there is no cost to attend, participants are asked to register in advance to allow proper planning of accommodations. Register for Business After Hours online with the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce.

Valuable door prize available

Businesses/employers are invited to bring their business cards to the event in order to enter a drawing for a valuable prize: free registration for one job fair the Career Development Center will host during the 2018-2019 school year.

It’s a $400 value and the winner may choose to participate in the STEM Job Fair on Sept. 25, the fall Job and Internship Fair on Oct. 10, or the spring Job and Internship Fair on Feb. 19, 2019.