Career Fair Brings Opportunities to Students

BY LAURA KRUG

During the spring semester, many students are looking forward to graduation and summer break, but are preoccupied with trying to find the best summer job or internship. Career services had students in mind with the Spring Career and Internship Fair. On Wednesday, their fair in the Memorial Union hosted over 55 local employers who have short and long term employment opportunities for students of all ages. 

The spring career fair has been an annual occurrence for 18 years this spring, and the fall fair has been held every year for 30 plus years. In 2019, over 325 students attended the fair. 

“The fair used to be in the Coliseum in 2018, but it was moved to the Union last year,” said Karen McCullough, Director of Career Services.

The move was done to make the fair more accessible to students. Lisa Karlin, the Internship Coordinator for Career Services, was excited for the 2020 turnout. 

”It’s a wonderful opportunity for students to meet with employers one on one. Some students think they need to be a junior or senior to look for a job, but 95% of the employers offer internships to younger students.” Karlin said. “We now have an internship booth at this fair that is FHSU specific, that only students from FHSU can apply to.” 

FHSU internships are also listed on the campus Handshake page, along with many of the opportunities and internships from the fair.

The spring Career Fair sought to connect regional employers with talented FHSU students for a chance to find a great fit in employment, and maybe even a dream job for some students.

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