Feb 9, 2014
By Angela Brock and Nicole Pellechia
Ohio University’s Career and Leadership Development Center (CLDC) will host its Spring Career and Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, in the Baker University Center Ballroom.
This biannual career fair is open to all OHIO students and alumni and provides an opportunity to network with representatives from more than 100 companies, all in one location. A full list of prospective employers attending the fair as well as the positions those employers are seeking is available online.
“The spring fair is an especially good opportunity for summer internships and May graduates,” said Associate Director for Employer Relations Kimberly Blue.
In an effort to prepare students for the Career and Internship Fair and to help them polish their professional skills, the CLDC is hosting “Prepare for the Fair” workshops Feb. 11-14.
Those workshops include:
Students interested in attending the Spring Career and Internship Fair must dress appropriately and bring their OHIO ID in order to be admitted and should come to the event with copies of their current resume. The Career and Leadership Development Center offers advice on fair etiquette and professional dress standards at http://www.ohio.edu/careerandleadership/students-alumni/job-search/career-fairs.cfm.
“Employers like to begin connecting with students earlier and earlier in their career in order to build a relationship,” Blue said, emphasizing the importance of students starting their professional networking early in their college years.
An estimated 1,400 OHIO students attended the Fall Career and Internship Fair.
For more information on the Spring Career and Internship Fair, visit http://www.ohio.edu/careerandleadership/students-alumni/job-search/career-fairs.cfm.
The Career and Leadership Development Center is also offering several workshops for all senior education majors interested in attending the CLDC’s annual Teacher Recruitment Consortium Fair on Friday, April 11. Those workshops will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Feb. 27, March 18 and 20, and April 3 in Baker University Center 503. For more information, visit http://www.ohio.edu/careerandleadership/career-workshops.cfm.