Internship & Career Fair

Internship & Career Fair

Contact Information

Jennifer Page
Administrative Assistant to the Dean of the School of Business & School of Advanced Technology
58900 Cherry Grove Road, Wood 405, Dowagiac, MI 49047
Phone: 269-782-1495
Email: career-fair@swmich.edu

Wednesday, March 14, 2018
10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Charles O. Zollar Student Activity Center | Dowagiac Campus

Over 70 ready-to-hire employers from across the region will be on campus to talk about employment and internship opportunities. Careers in nearly every field will be represented.

Dress business professional and bring copies of your resume.

Tips for Attending the Career Fair

  • Learn about the companies that will be in attendance—especially the ones you are most interested in—beforehand. Know what they do and how you can help fill their needs. This will show that you are interested, competent, and ready for work.
  • Practice your “elevator speech”. In under 30 seconds tell employers who you are, what position you are looking for, some of your strengths and how you could benefit their organization. Make sure you practice this out loud.
  • Visit the library. Several books are available to help you prepare.
  • Bring several copies of your resume to pass out to potential employers. It’s better to bring too many than to have too few. If you need help writing your resume, attend one of our resume workshops (dates listed below).
  • Dress professionally. This is your chance to meet future employers, network with professionals, and practice interview skills. You definitely want to make a good impression from the first moment they see you. You can never go wrong with a suit, but you should, at a minimum, dress one level above what you would wear to work at the job you desire.
  • Make the most of this opportunity. Even if you don’t find a job that fits you, this is still a great opportunity to network with people who may know other professionals looking to hire. We also encourage students to attend to get practice interacting in a professional interview-like environment.

Resume Workshops

Attend a free resume workshop to get your resume in tip-top shape before giving it to employers. Remember to bring a copy of your current resume or your education and employment history so you have something to work with at the workshop. Workshops are open to the public.

Feb. 28, 4-6 p.m. | Niles Campus, Room 121
March 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Media Room in the Fred L. Mathews Library on the Dowagiac Campus