|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Seventh Annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair to be held at UIS
February 15, 2005
SPRINGFIELD - The career planning and placement offices of the University of Illinois at Springfield, Lincoln Land Community College, Robert Morris College, and Springfield College in Illinois (in partnership with Benedictine University) will host the seventh annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 25, in the lower level of the Public Affairs Center on the UIS campus. The event is free and the primary audience is current students and alumni of the four participating institutions.
Representatives from approximately 100 area employers are expected to be on hand. Past fairs have drawn as many as 500 participants.
The fair is designed to provide those interested in various careers with an open information exchange about different organizations, hiring trends, and the best routes to future opportunities, as well as information about actual job openings. For potential employers, it is a chance to disseminate pertinent information and to develop a pool of candidates interested in future opportunities, internships, and summer openings as well as permanent employment.
Information for students, alumni, and others: Preregistration is not required; business attire is strongly recommended and participants should bring copies of their resumes to the fair. UIS participants are encouraged to take advantage of resume and cover letter critiquing offered walk-in, drop off, or online through the campus Career Services Center. Contact the center for times when these services are available.
UIS Career Services is also offering a number of related activities to help participants prepare for the fair, including an educational display with handouts located in the lower level of the Public Affairs Center and a workshop on “How to Make the Career Fair Work for You,” set for 5 p.m. Thursday, February 17, in the Student Affairs Building, room 50, on the UIS campus. The workshop is free, however preregistration is required.
The U of I Alumni Association will host a workshop on “Comprehensive Job Search Strategies” at 4:45 p.m., Thursday, February 24, in PAC conference room C. The presenter will be Julie Hays from the UIAA Career Center in Chicago. This workshop is also free, but reservations are required. Contact the UIAA at UIS by phone at 206-7395 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Information for employers: Advance registration is required. Free booth space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Career Services to register or for more information. An employer hospitality room, co-sponsored by UIS Housing, UIS Police Department, Avon Products, Inc., and Metlife Financial Services, will be available.UIS’ Career Services Center is located in room 50 of the Student Affairs Building, phone (217) 206-6508. An updated list of employers participating in the Career Fair, as well as the web-based programs Career X-Plorer, CareerSearch, and Discover are available on the website at www.uis.edu/careerservices.
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