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Sept. 22, 2017
By Keri Daughenbaugh, media relations assistant
Northwest Missouri State University Career Services is again providing a valuable opportunity for students to meet and network with employers and graduate schools that align with their career interests during its Career Day and Education Expo this fall.
Northwest will host its fall Career Day and Education Expo Tuesday, Oct. 3, in Lamkin Activity Center. Education Expo is 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., and Career Day is 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Career Services’ motto, “Bringing Talent and Opportunity Together,” is the primary focus of these career events. Students may connect with employers regarding full-time, summer and internship positions. Representatives from a variety of graduate schools and professional programs also will offer information to students interested in continuing their education.
Northwest Career Ambassador Arianna Watson landed an internship by meeting with an employer at Career Day.
“You will not find anything else like this on campus,” Watson, who is studying foods and nutrition with a dietetics emphasis, said. “Employers are here, looking for Bearcats. Many of them are alumni as well.”
During Education Expo, attending schools districts will represent Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas. Employers attending Career Day will represent a variety of industries, including companies such as Cerner, C.H. Robinson, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and AgriVision Group. Registrations are received daily and will total more than 100 employers and graduate schools. Students also have the opportunity to visit with faculty and administrators of Northwest graduate programs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
“It is amazing to see how my peers take the opportunity to connect with employers, network and discuss possibilities of their future employment,” Career Ambassador Brady Reed, a senior theatre major from Springfield, Illinois, said. “It is eye-opening for them and a great learning experience.”
Career Services’ website offers a complete list of registered employers, school districts, graduate schools and preparatory materials. It also includes résumé and cover letter writing guides and instructional videos on topics such as “How to Attend a Northwest Career Day,” self-marketing and networking skills. Interview tips and resources also are available to assist in almost every facet of career exploration and preparation.
Additionally, Career Services will host “Career Day Success Guide: The Employer Side,” consisting of two sessions – Career Day tips from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and résumé critiques from 1 to 3 p.m. – in the J.W. Jones Student Union Ballroom. The professional development and networking event will prepare students for Education Expo and Career Day with employers from varying industries, companies and locations comprising an employer panel to answer questions. During the afternoon session, employers will meet with students to provide feedback on résumés.
Career Services also will host its Mock Interview Day from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in the J.W. Jones Student Union. The event helps students gain interviewing experience by meeting face-to-face with real employers who provide students with direct feedback on their résumé interview responses and overall impression.
Northwest encourages students to take advantage of its “Hire A Bearcat” program, which is the only job listing service that provides employers the ability to directly interact with Northwest students and alumni. The program is part of the NACElink Network, a national professional alliance among the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Direct Employers Association, and Symplicity Corporation.
For more information about Career Day, Education Expo, the Northwest Graduate Information Fair or any of the available services at Career Services contact at 660.562.1250 or www.nwmissouri.edu/career.
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