University of Idaho to Host Over 60 Employers at Spring Job, Internship and Grad School Fair
Tuesday, January 31 2012
MOSCOW, Idaho – Good news for graduates in the class of 2012. They can expect a higher rate of employment than the class of 2011, according to the National Association of College and Employers report that says employers are planning on hiring 9.5 percent more graduates this year.
In an effort to ensure employment for graduates at the University of Idaho, the Career Center will be hosting over 60 organizations recruiting for full-time jobs, summer jobs and internships on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 2-6 p.m. in the Student Union Building Ballroom.
The job fair provides a unique opportunity for face-to-face networking.
“In order to be successful in finding a job or internship, students should take full advantage of the resources offered by the university,” said Suzi Billington, director of the Career Center. “It is a highly competitive job market and students need to be proactive about meeting with potential employers now. The sooner they get their foot in the door, the better.”
Career Booster events are one of the many resources available to students in order to prepare for the fair. Upcoming events include:
Creating or Revising Your Resume
Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. Commons, Crest
Strategies for Attending the Job & Internship Fair
Feb. 1, 5 p.m. Commons, Crest
Interviewing: What to Do Before, During & After
Feb. 2, 3:30 p.m. Commons, Crest
The job fair and career booster events are free to students and job seekers.
Employers recruiting at the Spring Job, Internship and Grad School Fair include: Alfac, Alaska General Seafoods, Columbia Grain, ConAgra Foods, F5Networks, Fast Enterprises, Hidden Valley Camp, Idaho Department of Lands, Idavend Broadcasting, J.R. Simplot, MassMutual/Sage Wealth Management, Micron, Northwest Management, Peace Corps, Sandia National Laboratories, Schweitzer Engineering, Sherwin Williams, Stryker, Target, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Marines, U.S. Army, Whitworth University and Willamette University.
For a complete list of all employers attending the fair, please visit www.uidaho.edu/careercenter
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The University of Idaho helps students to succeed and become leaders. Its land-grant mission furthers innovative scholarly and creative research to grow Idaho's economy and serve a statewide community. From its main campus in Moscow, Idaho, to 70 research and academic locations statewide, U-Idaho emphasizes real-world application as part of its student experience. U-Idaho combines the strength of a large university with the intimacy of small learning communities. It is home to the Vandals, and competes in the Western Athletic Conference. Learn more: www.uidaho.edu