Student career opportunities at Fall Semester Job Fair


Graphic courtesy of NMU Career Services

JOB OPPORTUNITIES — Career Services is hosting its 55th Annual Fall Semester Job Fair this Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Northern Center ballrooms. Students should come dressed for success with headshots, bring their resume and research employers prior to the fair.

Madoline Plattenberg

Students looking for career and job opportunities can attend Career Service’s 55th Annual Fall Semester Job Fair this Wednesday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Northern Center to hear from dozens of employers recruiting for part-time, full-time and internship positions.

Those looking to attend should register on Handshake to be eligible to win one of 10 $25 gift cards, said Grant Langdon, Assistant Director of Career Services.

The first stop at the career fair is the check-in table just inside the Northern Center where students can get a will get a name tag with their name and major. Next, they will walk into the ballrooms where there will be tables throughout the room with employers ready to talk about opportunities. 

Make sure to dress for success, bring your resume and do research on employers prior to attending the job fair. Students can take professional headshots during the fair as well, Langdon said.

“[There will be] tons of employers excited to talk to students,” Langdon said.

A few employers, out of the 84 expected to attend, are ALDI, Border Foods, First Bank Upper Michigan, Grand Hotel, the Green Bay Police Department and many others.

Langdon recommends that freshmen and sophomores focus on knowledge and networking, what employers are out there and what work they could potentially be good at. Most underclassmen, Langdon said, don’t even know all of the jobs that exist yet coming into college from high school.

“The job fair can be a great opportunity to learn about what’s out there and potentially when talking to the recruiters you can kind of narrow down like, ‘I wouldn’t like this type of job experience, but I might like this and I didn’t know that even existed before’,” Langdon said.

Juniors and seniors should be focusing on networking and information, narrowing in on what work they want to be doing post-graduation and what employers they would like to work for, Langdon said.

Research prior to meeting with employers is an important step in preparing for the job fair. Those specifics are really important to show genuine excitement, Langdon said.

“When students talk to the employers, they can say specifically say, ‘Oh, I’m really excited to talk to you about your company … because of this project that you’re working on’ or something like that,” Langdon said.

Students can grasp an understanding of what it is like to work for these companies, the type of projects they work on and the variety of jobs available. Most employers attending have an open position and are looking for students to fill part-time positions or full-time internships, according to Langdon.

“It is good for students to go to the fair and talk to people, the different employers and see what they are looking for to get a better understanding of what looking for a job looks like and what to expect from different employers,” Langdon said.