Career Services Hosting Internship & Career Fair for Students, Alumni

The event is free and open to those looking for internships and long-term employment, along with those looking to network.

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Resumes and professional dress attire are required for both the Feb. 11 and 12 events.

By Kaitee Horstmann, Copy Editor

The University of Akron’s Career Services will be hosting an Internship and Career Fair for students and alumni on Feb. 12 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on the third floor of the Jean Hower Taber Student Union. 

All majors are welcome to attend the fair for the chance to interact with potential employers looking for interns and qualified individuals to fill open positions.


For students majoring in engineering or engineering technology, there will be a separate career fair on Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the third floor of the student union, according to
Zipmail.

Career Services Coordinator Amy Faul said there is usually a good number of different companies and organizations that attend the career fair each year.


“We have a lot of corporate organizations looking for interns and we have a lot of government and nonprofit organizations that are looking for a variety of things,” Faul said.


Students planning to attend the fair are encouraged to have their resume reviewed by one of the Career Services Coordinators. The service is available Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Career Services also offers to lend suit jackets for a week to students in need for professional events through the Career Closet, also in Student Union Room 211.  Professional dress is required for the event.


A full list of employers that will be present at the fair can be found on
Handshake

“Take a look at the list of employers that are gonna be there and who’s hiring for your major so you can have a plan your like top four employers you want to talk to,” Faul said. 


Students can also take advantage of free professional headshots at the fair in Room 312. Students will also have the opportunity to register for the fair and receive guidance on how to get the most out of the event.  


“Honestly I think the biggest benefit is to have that face to face time with an employer,” Faul said. “A lot of employers, we hear from them if they meet someone in person it means a lot more than if they have a stellar resume.”


Registration for the event is encouraged, but not required. Students looking to volunteer at the fair can contact Career Services at
career@uakron.edu.