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Employers interact with a Northwest student at the University's Career Day. Northwest is now accepting registrations for its fall Career Day. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

Employers interact with a Northwest student at the University's Career Day. Northwest is now accepting registrations for its fall Career Day. (Northwest Missouri State University photo)

July 20, 2018

Employers, graduate schools invited to register for career fair

By Grace Niemeyer, communication assistant

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Registration is now open for employers and graduate schools interested in meeting and networking with prospective employees during Northwest Missouri State University’s fall Career Day and Education Expo.

Northwest will connect talent with opportunities when it hosts the Education Expo from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. and Career Day from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at the Carl and Cheryl Hughes Fieldhouse.

Education Expo is designed to connect new and alumni teacher candidates with prospective employers, while Career Day focuses on internship and full-time employment opportunities in a variety of different employment sectors. Graduate Schools also are invited to participate in Career Day to share information with students about degree programs and graduate school opportunities.  

Early bird registration for employers participating in Career Day is $100. After Monday, Sept. 3, the cost increases to $125. Interested employers may register by clicking here.

Education Expo has no registration fee. Interested school districts may register by clicking here.

“We’re thrilled to be hosting this year’s career events in the newly built Hughes Fieldhouse, and are excited to see how the space will aid in the recruiting efforts of the employers who attend,” Jill Brown, director of partnerships and placement at Northwest, said.

Northwest offers more than 120 majors and is home to more than 6,300 students. The University is located a short drive from Omaha, Nebraska; Des Moines, Iowa; and Kansas City, Missouri; “making it an ideal recruiting location for a variety of employers looking to hire talented Bearcats,” Brown said.

Northwest places a high emphasis on profession-based learning to help graduates get a jumpstart on their careers. Students have opportunities to build their résumés with experiences on campus in nearly every area of study, including the Horace Mann Laboratory SchoolNational Public Radio affiliate KXCV, the R.T. Wright Farm, Mozingo Outdoor Education Recreation Area or Knacktive, a student-driven integrated digital marketing communications agency.

At Northwest, 97 percent of bachelor’s degree earners and 99 percent of master’s degree earners secure employment or continue their education within six months of graduation, according to the most recent data. Zippia, a career website, has named Northwest the best college in Missouri for getting a job.

For more information about Career Day, Education Expo and other services offered by Career Services at Northwest, contact 660.562.1250 or www.nwmissouri.edu/career.  


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468