|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
Eighth Annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair to be held at UIS
February 2, 2006
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 eighth annual Springfield Collegiate Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, February 17, in 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. Last year’s event gave more than 500 students and alumni the opportunity to distribute resumes and make employer contacts with businesses and organizations including Archer Daniels Midland, Caterpillar, Inc., Horace Mann Companies, Illinois Central Management Services, Wells Fargo Financial, and the U.S. Social Security Administration and U.S. Probation Office.
Tammy Craig, interim director of the Career Development Center at UIS, noted, “This is the most high profile event held on campus for students who would like to talk with local and national businesses. The professional atmosphere of the fair gives students the chance to make positive first impressions on company representatives.” Craig added that, in addition to searching for a job, students are encouraged to attend the fair for general information gathering and networking prospects.
The fair is designed to provide 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’ CDC is also offering a Resume Quick Stop to help participants prepare for the fair. On Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 and 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., staff will be available in the PAC concourse across from the Food Emporium to help with quick resume makeovers and offer career fair tips.
The U of I Alumni Association will also host a workshop on “Managing a Comprehensive Job Search” from 5 to 6 p.m., Thursday, February 16, in PAC conference room G. This workshop is also free, but reservations are required. Contact the UIAA at UIS by phone at 206-7395 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information for employers: Advance registration is required. Free booth space will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the Career Development Center to register or for more information. An employer hospitality room will be available, made possible by contributions from Ameren; Avon; Express Personnel Services; Lincoln Land Community College; Primerica; Sleep, Disbrow, Morrison, Tarro & Lively; Town & Country Financial Corporation; the UIS Career Center; and the UIS Police Department.UIS’ Career Development 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 UIS-SUCCESS, CareerSearch, and Discover Career Guidance System are available on the website at www.uis.edu/careerservices.
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