Career Expo, events planned for students

More than 130 employers and graduate schools will be recruiting students and graduates from Washington State University and the University of Idaho for a variety of work experiences at the Oct. 11 “Fall Career Expo of the Palouse”.

The career expo is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the WSU Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. The event is free, no registration is required. Students are urged to attend in business attire and to bring polished resumes.

Employers will look for candidates from every academic discipline for internships and career opportunities and for students who wish to further their academic interests. Additional expo features include mock interviews, a Career Services open house and an introduction to the Dress to Impress Web site.

Mock interviews will be offered to WSU students from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the WSU Lighty Student Services Building, Room 160. The practice interviews with expo business recruiters will last 30 minutes, with 20 minutes for an interview and 10 minutes of feedback and suggestions.

Students can register for mock interviews at

The WSU Career Services open house is set for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 10, in Lighty, Room 180. WSU students will have access to resume critiques, Career Services resources, tips for successful interviews and answers to questions.

Students can learn about appropriate business attire at the “Dress to Impress” Web site ( The site can help students learn to use their appearance as a professional tool in an interview and in the workplace.

A number of preparation events are also set for the University of Idaho campus.

“Resumes and Cover Letters: What Employers Want to See” will be held Sept. 29 from 5-6:15 p.m. in the UI Commons Aurora Room. The workshop features guest speaker Mylene Barizo, human resources and recruiting manager for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Free pizza and sodas will be provided to attendees.

UI will host 30-minute resume review clinics by appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 3-10. To reserve a spot, phone the Career and Professional Planning office at (208) 885-6121.

Two workshops “Making the Most of the Career Expo” held Oct. 4 from 4-5 p.m. and “Ace Your Job Interview” held Oct. 5 from 4:30-5:30 p.m. are designed to prepare students for the career expo. Both will take place in the UI Commons Clearwater Room.

Mock Interview Day is set for Oct. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.UI students can sign up for a 30-minute practice interview with a recruiter at On the right side of the page, under UI Quick Links, click on “VandalTRAK.” Students must upload a resume for review prior to their appointments.

Free transportation is available for UI students to the event in Pullman.

Vans depart from the south side of the Idaho Commons and drop students off at the WSU Beasley Coliseum. The vans will run continuously between the two pick-up and drop-off points throughout the day starting at 8:30 a.m., with the final pick up at Beasley Coliseum at 3:30 p.m.

For more information on Fall Career Expo of the Palouse, visit the WSU Career Services Web site at, and click on the link or call Ginger Gallagher at (509) 335-7127,

For more information on UI events, visit the UI Career and Professional Planning Website at or contact Suzi Billington at (208) 885-7725,, or Joni Kirk at (208) 885-7725,

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