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Spring career fairs begin

February 17, 2012

NIU career fair crowdWhy is sophomore mechanical engineering major J.C. Collins going to the Spring 2012 career fairs?

“At the last job fair, an Enterprise manager remembered my face from before. She invited me to apply for a job. Then, she introduced me to their regional manager, who after having a brief conversation with me, told me he’d be looking out for my internship application. I got the job and I’m lining up the internship,” Collins said.

“This year I’m going to the career fair just so that my face can be remembered by another employer, because that’s what got me the job.”

As of Feb. 15, more than 148 employers are scheduled to see student faces at the Internship and Full-time Job fairs.

Regardless of class or major, students welcome to attend the Internship Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, in the Convocation Center. Seniors and alumni are invited to attend NIU’s Full-Time Job Fair from 10  a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, also in the Convocation Center.

Admission is free for NIU students, $5 for NIU alumni and $10 for non-NIU candidates.

“Students who use the NIU job and internship search system, Huskies Get Hired – utilizing Victor eRecruiting – are finding success in identifying and applying for internships and full-time jobs,” said Brandon Lagana, director of marketing and information at Career Services. “They are hearing from employers about interviews.”

Students can enhance their Spring 2012 career fair experience by following up with a visit to Career Services in Suite 220 of the Campus Life Building.

Other upcoming spring career fairs include:

by Gabrielle Wright