Career Services will conduct its annual fall Career Expo from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13, in the Memorial Student Center’s Don Morris Room. The expo is open to all Marshall students and alumni. MU faculty, too, are encouraged to support the event not only by attending themselves to network, but also by encouraging students to attend.
Recruiters will be sharing information on part-time, full-time and internship positions. Career Services has made some revisions to this fall’s event, changing it from Wednesday to Tuesday and adjusting the event time to 1 to 4 p.m.
“We felt that it was time to change things up a little,” said Debby Stoler, assistant director of development and outreach at Career Services and coordinator of the Career Expo. “Feedback from students indicated that having the event run later in the afternoon would allow them more time to attend, so we decided to try it. While attendance is good at these events, we are always looking for ways to make it even better.”
More than 95 employers are expected to have recruiters at the event, representing the areas of business, IT/computer science, health care, education, corrections and many others. A continually updated list of employers planning to attend the Career Expo is available at www.marshall.edu/career-services/aboutEvents5.php.
Denise Hogsett, director of Career Services, said those attending are encouraged to dress professionally and come prepared with multiple copies of their resumes. Hogsett said even if students are not looking for a job, attending the expo presents an excellent networking opportunity.
In preparation for the event, students may visit Career Services or watch for information tables in the student center lobby to receive assistance with building a professional resume, tips on talking to recruiters and networking effectively, and how to introduce themselves to recruiters using their “elevator speech” or “30-second commercial.”
If anyone has questions about the event, he or she may contact Stoler by phone at ext. 6-6679 or the Career Services front desk at ext. 6-2370 or by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.