Looking for that first job? Try the career fair.
PLU’s annual career fairs will be filling up every inch of the UC beginning Oct. 28, and it’s a place where both employers and students can check each other out, and possibly help you find that all-important first job after graduation. Adam Geisler, a junior and history major, said that while he might not find his dream job in the many booths, he still likes attending and checking out which employers show up.“As a student you have this looming in front of you: Finding that job,” he said. “I think this helps bring it down to the students’ level, and they can understand what they have to do.”
Mary Kay Wilson ’81, said that Good Samaritan Hospital in Puyallup, is a regular participant in the fair, and will be again this year.
“The energy of those students is contagious,” she said. “And we’re looking for enthusiastic and motivated nurses.”
As for advice, Wilson said that the maxim of the early bird plays into the job search. The prospective nurse who shows the most enthusiasm and initiative will likely catch her eye. That name or names, will then be passed on to the nurse managers for future interviews.
“Even with a nursing shortage, there is high competition for nurse residency programs,” Wilson said. “This (career fair) could help having a job waiting for you when you graduate.”
The schedule is as follows. All events will take place on the first floor of the UC.
Major’s Fair, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
This fair will provide PLU students with information in a convenient one-stop setting. You will not want to miss this opportunity to talk with faculty and third and fourth year students from various academic disciplines to learn more about academic majors and minors.
Graduate Program Fair, Oct 28, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
This fair will offer PLU students a wonderful opportunity, regardless of major or year in school, to meet with admission representatives from various graduate and professional school programs.
Career and Internship Fair, Oct, 29, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Private business, corporate, hospital/healthcare, and military)
This fair will provide PLU students, alumni and employers a comprehensive opportunity to meet in person. Students and alumni may expand their network of employer contacts and learn about professional openings, full-time, part-time, and internship career related opportunities.
School District Fair & Interview Day, Oct. 29, 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
This is an outstanding opportunity for PLU teaching candidates and alumni teachers to meet and interact with school district representatives in a pleasant and convenient setting. Come find out which school districts are hiring and what positions they have available. Dress professionally and bring copies of your résumé.
Career and Internship Fair, Thursday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
(Non-profit organizations and state/government agencies)
This will provide PLU students, alumni and employers a comprehensive opportunity to meet in person. Students and alumni may expand their network of employer contacts and learn about professional openings, full-time, part-time, and internship career related opportunities.