SPRING CAREER FAIR

By David Fisher, communication intern, University of Utah Communications Office

The hunt for internships and full-time positions can be daunting, but Career Services is hosting more than 125 employers at the 2016 spring career fair to make your job hunt a little easier. The fair will occur Thursday, Feb. 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium. These employers are looking for recent and soon-to-be grads to fill immediate full-time positions and Career Fair 2internships.

This year’s career fair is bigger and better than ever before. To accommodate more employers, the fair has moved from the Union Ballroom to the Tower at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

“There is no better place to look for qualified candidates than a university campus,” said Colby Judd, Career Services ambassador. “The University of Utah has a reputation for producing graduates with hands-on experience and strong work ethics.”

Local and national employers will attend the fair, including Enterprise, Café Rio, Goldman Sachs, Nabisco, Zions Bank, the CIA and FBI, E-Trade, Fidelity Investments, Qualtrics, University Credit Union, AMRDEC, Expedia Inc., Teach for America, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, U.S. Border Patrol and more.

For a complete list of companies attending the fair, download the app “Utah Career Fair+” by searching for “Utah Career Fair Plus” (on Google Play or the App Store).

“Make sure to do research about the companies that interest you before visiting them at the career fair,” said Sara Jarman, recruiting coordinator for Career Services. “Knowing about the company makes a great first impression.”

Worried about how to prepare for the fair? The Career Services ambassadors have you covered.

Career Services ambassadors, students trained to provide other students with the resources to succeed when building their professional persona, will hold weekly workshops in Room 350 in the Student Services Building. Topics include writing the perfect resume, creating an elevator pitch, how to properly dress for the fair and what not to do when hunting for a job. Ambassadors recommend that students use the drop-in resume review services before attending the career fair.

The week before the fair, Career Services ambassadors will hold Career Fair Prep Week with a multitude of workshops. To see the schedule, click here.

Need help preparing for a job specific to your major? Make an appointment to meet with your career coach.

Career coaches are full-time staff at Career Services who specialize in each major and can guide students in their path to a successful future. Career coaches keep close connections with employers in specific fields and provide students with biweekly emails regarding the latest job and internship openings in their fields of study. To schedule an appointment, click here.

Career coaches recommend following up with employers after meeting them at the career fair. Take advantage of all the resources offered by Career Services, and you might just walk away with an interview after the career fair.

STUDENT JOB FAIR
Tuesday, Feb. 2 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Union Ballroom

Looking for a job now or this summer? Students looking for volunteer experiences, seasonal employment and non-degree part-time or full-time positions can visit organizations looking to fill these types of positions at the student job fair.

For a list of employers, download the “Utah Career Fair” app in iTunes and the Google Play store.