Six public career-related fairs being held at WMU next month

contact: Jeanne Baron
| WMU News
Photo of a staff member speaking with a student at a career fair.

Tony Dennis, recruitment and retention director in the Graduate College, talks with a student during a previous career fair.

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University will be the site for six career fairs next month that are open to the public but particularly aimed at WMU students and recent alumni.

All of the fairs are free, and no pre-registration is required unless otherwise noted. Five are being held on the University's main campus and one on the Parkview Campus, which is home to the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and located near Parkview Avenue and Drake Road.

List of events

  • The Graduate and Professional School Fair will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom.
  • Food Marketing/Sales and Business Marketing Career Night will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Fetzer Center.
  • Integrated Supply Management—ISM—Career Night will take place from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Bernhard Center's West Ballroom.
  • Business Career Day will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, in the Bernhard Center's East Ballroom.
  • The Engineering Expo will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, in the main lobby of the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences building on the Parkview Campus.
  • The Broadcast Media Career and Networking Fair will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Brown Hall's lobby adjacent to the Clifford Media Center.

Those planning to attend the events should wear professional business attire and bring copies of their resumes. More information about all six fairs, including lists of participating organizations, is available online. For the Oct. 5, 14 and 20 events, visit wmich.edu/career/events. For the Oct. 7 and 8 events, visit wmich.edu/business/career/programs.

Details about WMU's largest public career fair, the annual winter Career Fair, will be released closer to the Feb. 11 event date by Career and Student Employment Services, which is co-sponsoring the non-business October career fairs.

More information

Graduate and Professional School Fair

The Graduate and Professional School Fair provides opportunities for all those interested to explore their options for advanced studies. Representatives from graduate and professional schools in Michigan and throughout the United States will be participating in the event. Those seeking tips on how to apply to graduate, law or medical schools may attend one of three workshops set for 3 to 4 p.m. on the second floor of the Bernhard Center, near the fair's main exhibit hall. No registration is required for the workshops.

The fair is being co-sponsored by the Graduate College. Free parking will be available in Parking Structure No. 1 at the corner of West Michigan Avenue and North Dormitory Road. Direct event questions to Linda Comrie at linda.comrie@wmich.edu or (269) 387-8237.

Integrated Supply Management Career Night

Integrated Supply Management Career Night is a networking evening for students pursuing internships and entry-level positions in supply chain management. Those who turn out may attend employer presentations in addition to networking with representatives from participating companies.

The night is being organized by the Haworth College of Business. Some employers will schedule student interviews for Friday, Oct. 9, in the business college's Career Center. Direct event questions to Alaina Parker at alaina.m.parker@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2761.

Food Marketing/Sales and Business Marketing Career Night

Food Marketing/Sales and Business Marketing Career Night is a networking evening for students pursuing internships and entry-level positions associated with careers in food marketing, marketing and sales. Those who turn out may attend a keynote presentation in addition to networking with representatives from participating companies.

The night is being organized by the Haworth College of Business. The night is being organized by the Haworth College of Business. Some employers will schedule student interviews for Friday, Oct. 9, in the business college's Career Center. Direct event questions to Jennifer Palmatier at jennifer.r.palmatier@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2729.

Business Career Day 2015

Business Career Day 2015 attracts more than 100 organizations to campus each October. This event gives students in both business and non-business fields a chance to meet with employer representatives to discuss internships and professional employment opportunities.

The day is being organized by the Haworth College of Business. Many employers will schedule student interviews for Friday, Oct. 9. Direct event questions to Alaina Parker at alaina.m.parker@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2761.

Engineering Expo

The Engineering Expo attracts more than 120 companies from around the state, region and nation to promote their organizations as well as recruit for internships and full- and part-time positions. Preregistration is appreciated prior to the event. WMU students who have not registered are welcome to attend but on arrival, must check in at the faculty lounge. To prepare for the event, WMU students should participate in scheduled pre-expo workshops to get help with researching employers and preparing resumes and personal commercials.

The expo is being co-sponsored by the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Denso is this year's corporate sponsor. Some employers will schedule student interviews for Thursday, Oct. 15, on WMU's main campus. Direct questions about the event to Amanda Jeppesen at career-fair@wmich.edu or (269) 387-2745.

Broadcast Media Career Fair

The Broadcast Media Career Fair is part of a larger set of annual events hosted by the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation. The foundation hosts Broadcast Media Career and Networking fairs around the state every fall to bring potential employers and career counselors to where students are. Participating employers will be on hand to promote their organizations and career fields as well as discuss possibilities for full-time, part-time, internship and volunteer positions.

The fair is being co-sponsored by WMU's School of Communication. Students should dress to impress and in addition to bringing copies of their resumes along with contact information, they should also bring samples of their work, such as audio and video clips. Direct questions to the foundation office at mabf@michmab.com or (800) 968-7622.

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