PULLMAN, Wash. — Students from Washington State University, the University of Idaho and other regional colleges can participate in “Career Expo of the Palouse” and other associated events in February and March on the WSU campus.
The career expo is scheduled for 9 a.m.–3:30 p.m. March 4 in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum and is open to all students. No registration is required. Business dress and polished resumÃ©s are suggested.
The annual event is one of the largest career fairs in the Northwest. Organizers are expecting about 3,000 students and 150 employers to participate, said Stefany Unda, program coordinator.
Company recruiters will be offering careers, summer jobs, internship/cooperative education and graduate school opportunities in many areas, including finance and investment, travel, merchandising, military, academia, hospitality, health care, natural resources, law enforcement, food and agriculture-related companies, engineering firms and more. Organizations attending the expo are listed at www.careers.wsu.edu with company descriptions, job types and preferred majors.
Other associated events will be available to provide opportunities for students to gain skills in job searching and networking possibilities, including career expo workshops, mock interviews, the “Be A Star!” etiquette dinner and a Career Services open house.
Four Career Expo workshops in February have been designed to provide crucial information and tips to students on writing resumÃ©s, effective interviewing and making the most of the career expo experience. The workshops will be Feb. 13 (ResumÃ©s), Feb.19 (Interviewing), Feb. 26 (Interviewing and ResumÃ©s) and Feb. 27 (Making the Most of Career Expo). All workshops are from 4-5 p.m. in the Samuel H. Smith Center for Undergraduate Education, Room 512. Registration is not required.
Mock interviews will be March 3, from 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. in WSU’s Lighty Student Services Building, Room 160. Here, students can practice their interviewing skills with a career fair recruiter and get critiques on how to improve. Students are encouraged to sign up online at www.careers.wsu.edu through Feb. 25.
The “Be A Star!” etiquette dinner, featuring training in business protocol and dining etiquette, will be from 6-8 p.m. March 3 in the Compton Union Building’s Carey Ballroom. Tickets are $15 and available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Lighty building, Room 160, and at the UI in the Idaho Commons, Room 330. The event has sold out the past three years, so students are urged to make reservations as soon as possible. The event is sponsored by ARAMARK, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and WSU Career Services.
On March 3, WSU Career Services will hold an open house from 10 a.m.– 4 p.m. in the Lighty building, Room 180. Staff members will be available to critique resumÃ©s, prepare students for interviews, and answer questions about office services and the career expo.
Employers with jobs and anticipated job openings will schedule students to meet with employer representatives March 5 during a mass-interview session at the coliseum. Students must secure invitations for interviews during the career expo on March 4.
Career Expo of the Palouse is co-sponsored by WSU Career Services, the WSU Office of Multicultural Student Services, the UI Internship and Cooperative Education office and the UI Office of Multicultural Affairs.
For more information, visit the WSU Career Services’ Web site at www.careers.wsu.edu or contact Unda at (509) 335-7127.