Spring Career Fair on Friday

The semester may be winding down, but for seniors…your working career is just about to start. Do you have a job lined up? The Spring Career Fair  is open to all non-teaching juniors, seniors and alumni from ANY two-year or four-year institution within the region seeking entry level employment opportunities.

This fair serves as an excellent opportunity for organizations to recruit seniors and alumni for internship, part-time, and full-time job opportunities in the areas of Business, Liberal Arts, Technology, Engineering, and Allied Health. This Friday, March 18, 2016 from 9am – 3pm  at the EMU Convocation Center, 799 N. Hewitt Rd.

Interested? All you have to do is head to Handsake and register. There you can also view a whole list of all of the potential employers attending. Some highlights so far are:

  • IBM Client Innovation Center
  • State of Michigan State Police
  • Michigan Civil Service Commission
  • Coca-Cola
  • Aisin World Corp. of America
  • Eby-Brown Company LLC
  • Detroit Business Consulting
  • Tachi-S Engineering
  • US Customs and Border Protection
  • West Side Beer Distributing


Before you go, check out the entire participating employers page to figure out what positions and academic major each employer is recruiting for. Determine what jobs and employers would be a good match for your skills and education and what jobs you would be interested in.  Once you enter the fair you will be given a map with the location of each employer so that you can visit the booths of those companies you are interested in meeting.

All recruiters are interested in meeting potential candidates, however, you have to go out and meet them. They won’t come to you!  Keep in mind that any time you meet potential employers you are being evaluated, even if the meeting lasts only a minute or two. This is why first impressions are so critical.

Don’t forget to bring 25 copies of your résumé on high quality paper (there will not be a copier on site to make additional copies) as well as a reliable pen. Also bring a portfolio or a sample of your work to demonstrate your skills. Remember to score one of these jobs, you need to dress for success.


  • Business suit or dress in solid color or subtle pattern, conservative length
  • Polished, closed-toe shoes, basic dark pumps with medium or low heels
  • Nails clear or light color (if polished), clean and not chipped
  • Clutch or small shoulder bag; choose between an attaché case or handbag (not both)
  • Always wear hosiery and keep color neutral
  • Makeup should be minimal and understated


  • Navy, black, charcoal gray or pin-stripe suit
  • Polished shoes; dress oxfords, black or cordovan (belt should be same color)
  • Clean nails
  • Conservative tie
  • Solid white shirt, pressed
  • Avoid flashy cuff links, rings or neck chains; no earrings
  • Over the calf dark socks


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