By: COURTNEY CATANZARITE
This semester’s Career and Internship Fair took place on Wednesday, Sept. 25, with students from all grades and ages in attendance.
“Over 65 employers came waiting eager and excited to talk to students about part-time and full-time jobs as well as internship opportunities,” said Meagan Thornburg, career counselor for the Career Services office.
Some of the employers started registering as far back as the summer. Professional dress is required and it is recommended that students bring copies of their resumes. The Career Services office offers ten free printed resume copies per week for students.
There were 153 students who preregistered for the event and plenty more were registering at the door. The companies ranged from non-profits to graduate programs with a variety of other companies in between.
“I had an excellent experience here at the internship fair and I would recommend those who wish to find employment to attend,” said Broc Tarwacki, senior.
While many students came searching for jobs, some were there just to feel it out and talk to professionals working in their field.
“I am currently majoring in criminal justice so I’m here searching for internships,” said Lauren Dipert, sophomore. “I’m kind of unsure of my major so I’m here to find a right fit for me, whether that be criminal justice or not.”
Kayleigh Urbin, freshman, came to the fair with an open mind.
“I’m currently in a job where the people higher up haven’t been promoted so I’m trying to find more connections to better me later,” Urbin said. “This is helping me get an idea of what’s out there.”
While meeting employers face-to-face meeting might seem nerve-wracking to some, Urbin was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere.
“This event has been very informal, it wasn’t what I expected,” she said. “Things were much more relaxed.”
The next Career and Internship Fair will be at the end of March. Students can visit http://www.iusb.edu/career-events to learn about future events and programs hosted by Career Services.