Summer is rapidly approaching and now is the time to start considering summer employment options.

Students interested in finding internships, full-time jobs upon graduation or simply looking to polish their interviewing and communication skills can take advantage of the upcoming West Virginia University Career Fair, organized by the Career Services Center. The career fair will take place March 7 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Mountainlair Ballrooms.

“The WVU Career Fair is an excellent free resource for students looking for full-time employment and internships,” said Bonnie McBee Fisher, Coordinator of Career Development for the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. “Students should come armed with their résumés, a winning attitude and the ability to answer probing questions from perspective employers.”

The event will feature recruiters in diverse fields from more than 100 national employers such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Nordstrom and Volvo Powertrain. This is a valuable opportunity to effectively network and increase chances of employment success. Participants should bring several copies of their résumés and dress in professional attire.

“All students, including freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to begin their career development with us as soon as possible to ensure the best chance of employment following graduation,” said Sarah Glenn, assistant director of employer relations in the Career Services Office.

Students interested in attending are encouraged to utilize the Career Services Center before attending this event. The Career Services Center offers the opportunity for students to review their résumés, schedule mock interviews and meet with career counselors to learn more information about successfully networking at a career fair.

For more information, contact the Career Services Center, at 304-293-2221 or CareerServices@mail.wvu.edu.

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