U-Idaho Job Fair Making Greater Employer, Employee Matches

Monday, February 4 2013

MOSCOW, Idaho – Whether you’re looking ahead to a career, seasonal work, graduate school or an internship, the University of Idaho’s Job, Internship and Grad School Fair has plenty of opportunity this year on Wednesday Feb. 6 from 2-6 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom.

Organizers are hoping to match more job seekers with employment opportunities this year by bringing in the most employers in a single-day job fair since 2008.

“We’re very excited to have such a large number of organizations that want to come recruit at our job fair,” said Noell Kinyon, employer relations specialist. “Bringing students and employers together is very fulfilling.”

The fair will feature 80 organizations that will be on campus to recruit for internships, seasonal jobs, full-time careers and graduate school opportunities. This is a 14 percent increase from the number of companies that recruited last February.

The Job, Internship & Grad School Fair showcases a wide of variety of industries for job seekers, including B/E Aerospace, Bolthouse Farms, Coldwater Creek, ConAgra Foods, Inc., Edward Jones Investments, F5 Networks, J.R. Simplot Company, JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, Oregon State University College of Business, Peace Corps, and the U.S. Marine Corps. A complete list of all 80 organizations can be viewed online.

“We want our students to succeed, that’s our ultimate goal at the career center," said Eric Anderson, manager for career advising and development. “The fair provides a great opportunity for job seekers to interact face-to face with employers, an opportunity that not all job seekers have.”

Eager job seekers can get a jump on connecting with employers at the Employers Tell-All Panel & Networking Night, Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5-7 p.m. Participants will hear from employers representing; Lamb Weston, J.R. Simplot Company, Inlet Fish Producers, Inc., Oregon Department of Transportation, Inland Northwest Broadcasting, Inc., U.S. Department of State, and Oregon State University College of Business.
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