WMU News

First Aviation Job Fair set for April 11

April 3, 2001

KALAMAZOO -- Aviation firms from around the nation will be represented in Battle Creek when Western Michigan University's College of Aviation holds its first job fair Wednesday, April 11.

Aviation Job Fair 2001 is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the main hangar of WMU's Aircraft Maintenance Center, which is part of the College of Aviation's W.K. Kellogg Airport facilities. Among organizations recruiting at the event will be AirNet Express, Continental Express, United Airlines, Duncan Aviation, Flight Safety International, U.S. Airways, Philadelphia International Airport, and Landrum and Brown, an airport planning firm. The event is sponsored by the College of Aviation and WMU's Career and Student Employment Services.

According to Tony Dennis, director of recruitment for the college, the event should be of interest to students in business and engineering disciplines as well as those enrolled in aviation programs. Even students several years away from graduation can benefit by attending, he says.

"As a college, we feel it's important to have industry representatives here to talk to our students," Dennis says. "It's important for students early on to know what the airlines are looking for. They'll be able to get a good sense of what the hiring trends will be and what new areas these companies will be needing to staff."

In preparation for the job fair, a special session will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, April 5, to help students prepare for the event. The session in Room 1222 of the college's Aviation Education Center will include tips on researching companies, appropriate dress and conduct and how to follow up with contacts made at the fair. The session also will feature resume critiquing on a walk-in basis.

No registration or fee is required to attend either event.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 616 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu


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