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October 14, 2019

More than 130 businesses, organizations to seek prospective employees at SVSU fair

Career FairSaginaw Valley State University will host its annual Fall University-wide Employment & Networking Fair later this week.

More than 130 employers are registered to attend the event Friday, Oct. 18, from noon to 3 p.m. on the second floor of SVSU's Curtiss Hall.

This employment fair — along with the other seven employment fairs hosted annually by SVSU's Career Services office — is free and open to the public.

Businesses and organizations such as Chemical Bank, Dow, MidMichigan Health, Nexteer Automotive, and the U.S. Army will be in attendance to offer co-ops, internships, seasonal, part-time and full-time employment opportunities.

Tom Barnikow, interim associate director of SVSU Career Services, said attendees hoping to make an impression on employers there should memorize a 30-second pitch tailored for specific organizations.

“Describe yourself in terms of your experiences, your stories, the anecdotes that you’ve been able to build on over the course of your time in the professional field,” Barnikow said. “Specifically, looking at experience that’s directly related to the company that you’re talking with.”

Dynamic Focus Photography will be at the fair, offering free services for photography that attendees can use for their LinkedIn social media profiles. The free service will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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