Greetings from Career Services!
Winter break is be a great time to talk to your student about spring job and internship fairs. Two of the largest career fairs that we participate in occur in February, and it not too early to start preparing for them! Whether a sophomore or a senior, fairs provide a great way to network with many employers all in one location.
The Head of the Lakes Job & Internship Fair, a local fair held at the University of Wisconsin – Superior is on February 8th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. This fair features 80+ local, regional, and national employers. Details about the Fair can be found at: https://www.uwsuper.edu/career/students/jobfairs.cfm No registration is required and a shuttle will be running from CSS.
The Minnesota Private Colleges Job & Internship Fair is open to undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors from any of the Minnesota Private Colleges. It is held at The Convention Center in Minneapolis. on Wednesday, February 22nd and Thursday, February 23, (interviews only) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Details about the Fair can be found at: http://www.mnpcfair.org. A bus will be available from CSS Main Campus to the Fair. The cost of the Fair is $20 and registration is required through hireSAINTS.
Remind your student that to get the most out of the Fair to start early with preparation. Preparation to attend a fair generally includes:
Resume - have your resume updated and reviewed by Career Services
Elevator pitch – create a one-minute introduction to use when you meet employers
Research employers – view employers attending on fair website and research those that interest you.
Prepare for an interview – some companies interview on spot or offer pre-arranged interviews. Check on Fair websites to see which employers pre-select interviewees
Visit Career Services in T2150 regarding questions and preparation