Have you ever wondered if career fairs are a good way to explore career opportunities? Globe University-Minneapolis recently held a career fair. Employers, students, graduates and community job seekers had the opportunity to discuss open positions and desired qualifications.
During this two hour event, the student commons area was packed with 12 employer tables and many job seekers. Employers were impressed with the professionalism and preparation the students and participants exuded.
Many resumes were submitted and reviewed, and business cards exchanged. At least three students left with interviews scheduled for the following week.
Jessica Spanswick, director of career services for the Minneapolis campus, handpicked employers for this career fair. She chose employers who are currently hiring candidates with the skills and education requirements met by Globe University graduates.
“The career fair last week proved to be a success both for students as well as for employers! I have heard back from multiple companies that they are in the process of interviewing our students and graduates,” Spanswick said. “This event also provided our students the opportunity to practice their 60-second networking commercials in which they highlight their skills, work experience, and education. This type of networking is beneficial not only at career fairs, but also in any professional networking situation.”
The staff and faculty of the Minneapolis campus came together to make this career fair a successful event. Faculty teaching during this time encouraged their students to attend and other classes spent time creating and revising resumes and conducting mock interviews and introductions.
The diversity of the companies who participated as well as the mix of graduates, students (both undergraduate and graduate) and the public made this event successful.
Jim Decker, campus director said “Career fairs are an excellent resource for students and graduates to sharpen their interview skills by learning to think and speak on the fly. These are valuable skills to differentiate you from other job candidates during an interview.”
A successful career fair is when participants, employers and the host leave satisfied. The Globe University-Minneapolis campus hosted a great event, leaving participants and employers with a sense of success, growth and opportunity.