October 4, 2016

SVSU employment, networking fair planned for Friday

Saginaw Valley State University will host a university-wide Employment and Networking Fair to show support for students, alumni, and employers from the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. The event is open to the public and will take place Friday, Oct. 7, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Curtiss Hall banquet and seminar rooms on SVSU's campus.

With more than 120 businesses and organizations participating, job seekers looking for full-time or part-time employment, co-ops or internships will have the opportunity to meet with employers from all industry sectors.

Event sponsors include Aerotek, Amigo Mobility, Birch Run Premium Outlets, Morley Companies, Nexteer Automotive, Rehmann, Saginaw Bay Underwriters, Walmart and Verizon Wireless.

Engaging with prospective employees face to face is important to employers. Among employers who participated in one or more SVSU job fair last year, 84 percent reported that they followed up with at least one candidate, and 57 percent made a job offer to at least one candidate they met at a fair.

A full list of employers for Friday’s event can be found at svsu.edu/careers.

All candidates seeking employment should dress professionally and have a resume on hand so employers may view it upon request.

As an added benefit, all attendees will be provided with the opportunity to have a free portrait photo taken for their LinkedIn profile during the Employment and Networking Fair, courtesy of Dynamic Focus Photography.

Students and alumni who RSVP through Cardinal Career Network will receive a printed nametag and they will also be the first admitted into the event. More information on how to pre-register can be found at svsu.edu/careers.