January 21, 2020
SVSU Career Services to host over 100 employers at January job fair
Saginaw Valley State University will host its annual Summer Job and Internship Fair on Tuesday, Jan. 28 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the second floor banquet hall rooms of SVSU’s Curtiss Hall. More than 100 employers are expected to seek prospective workers in a variety of industries.
The event is free and open to the public.
Tom Barnikow, interim associate director of Career Services, said he expects the companies will be in search of “enthusiastic” workers hoping to develop through the experiential learning typically gained from the jobs offered at this particular job fair. Barnikow said, while college students typically are hired as a result of the Summer Job and Internship Fair, the public will be welcomed to attend as well.
Barnikow also encouraged all attendees to prepare for the event by:
- Researching the list of companies who will be in attendance
- Highlighting the top eight to 10 companies they would like to visit
- Practicing a 30-second “elevator pitch” that best represents the attendee’s personal background, skills, and employment history
- Printing 15 to 20 résumés
With a diverse selection of employers attending the event, Barnikow said he hopes all qualified candidates will seek employment opportunities at the Summer Job and Internship fair. Seven of over 100 employers expected in attendance include the Bavarian Inn Lodge & Restaurant, Consumers Energy, Covenant Healthcare, Independent Bank, Dow, Nexteer Automotive, and Walmart.
SVSU’s Career Services office reported that, in the last two years of SVSU job fairs, 81% of attendees that spoke with at least one company were interviewed after the job fair, and 59% of attendees that spoke with at least one company were eventually offered a job.