PULLMAN, Wash.–The promise of a banner year for college graduates is being underscored by the number of employers who will be represented at this week’s Career Expo of the Palouse.
Michelle Livingston, event coordinator, says about 130 firms and organizations are sending recruiters and human resources specialists to the career fair, which begins at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Last year 89 companies were involved.
Career Expo is a joint program of the WSU and University of Idaho career services offices. Booths will be set up on the coliseum floor. Entrance is through the tunnel entry on the southeast corner of the Beasley complex.
Livingston said high-tech companies interested in engineering and computer sciences students again will be well represented this year, along with firms seeking College of Business and Economics graduates. Company representatives will be interested in students from all disciplines, she added, including a few school districts seeking education graduates.
About half the firms will arrange interviews on Friday, also in Beasley, Livingston explained. Opportunities for permanent jobs, internships and summer employment are available.
The number of students participating is expected to exceed last year’s figure of 1,500. The event is open to all area students, but “seniors definitely need to be there,” Livingston said.