Job fair introduces students to employers

Katie Buda

The Career Services Office invites students of all ages and majors to participate in the Fall Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 in the Great Lakes room of the University Center.

The Fall Job Fair is the largest of the four that Career Services will hold this year. Last year’s event clocked in with more than 500 students in attendance.

Unlike other job fairs at NMU this year, this one will be open to all majors, attracting a wide variety of employers. Students of all years are encouraged to attend.

“The events we sponsor are for students of all levels of their college careers,” said Steve LaFond, assistant director at Career Services.

Local businesses like Best Buy and the YMCA will be at booths to interview and hire students for part time and summer employment.

Although it’s called a job fair, internships opportunities are also available. The Washington Center for Internships will be attending to help students set up their junior and senior year internships.

LaFond recommends students bring a resumé to leave with several employers but also be informed about what the recruiter is looking for.

“I always tell students to research the event,” LaFond said. “Things they should know are, when and where, who’s going to be there and what they’re recruiting for.”

LaFond suggests those who are looking for jobs should dress professionally for the event. Often times employers will take students aside and interview them on the spot.

“Be serious and plan on spending a lot of time talking to the different employers,” LaFond said. “The more people you talk to, the better your chances are.”

Information on each employer attending the fair, along with the companies’ websites can be found at