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August 12, 2022

SVSU boosts talent pipeline through career fairs

Job seekers encouraged to attend, network with employers

By Andrew Richard

Saginaw Valley State University is committed to improving the talent pipeline for employers in the Great Lakes Bay Region and beyond. As part of this effort, SVSU’s Office of Career Services is planning to host seven employment fairs during the 2022-2023 academic year.  

“We are excited to have all these employers on campus actively seeking out SVSU students. We’re glad to see students getting experiences and gaining opportunities in the workplace through the employment fairs,” said Teresa George, director of Career Services. 

The employment events are open to the public. 

Three job fairs will be held in September, with others following throughout the year. The schedule follows: 

  • SVSU Part-Time Job Fair, September 7, 2022, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • SVSU Accounting & Finance Employment Fair, September 14, 2022, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • SVSU Fall Employment Fair, September 23, 2022, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • SVSU Fall Education Fair, December 2, 2022, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • SVSU Manufacturing & Information Technology (IT) Fair, January 17, 2023, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • SVSU Spring Employment Fair, February 3, 2023, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • SVSU Spring Education Fair, March 17, 2023, 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.

The employment fairs are designed to allow potential employees to network and connect with professionals in a wide variety of fields. Typically, SVSU’s employment fairs attract around 100 employers from Michigan and the Great Lakes Bay Region. To learn more or register visit  

Among the sponsors of these employment fairs are Amigo Mobility International, Auto-Owners Insurance, Dow, Enterprise, Frankenmuth Insurance, Garber Automotive Group, Hemlock Public School District, Hemlock Semiconductor, Mercy Plus Healthcare, Midland Public Schools, MyMichigan Health, Nexteer Automotive, Rehmann, Wildfire Credit Union and Yeo & Yeo.  

In addition to employment fairs, SVSU is offering new opportunities to enhance students’ career readiness. 

“We will be offering workshops to prepare our students for the employment fairs, along with a networking event for students to practice talking to employers.” said George. “New this year to Career Services we are opening the Cardinal Closet. It provides free business clothes to anyone in need for fairs, interviews or other events.”  

SVSU students who have attended employment fairs in the past have reported positive experiences.  

Walker Wenzel, a communication major from Saginaw said, “I think it may surprise people how many opportunities are available at the job fairs. Don't rule an organization out just because it doesn't seem related to your major. At one of the career fairs, I found a summer job working for the Saginaw County Mosquito Abatement Commission, which I thought would be more based in science and biology. They had a position for a public education assistant that involved a lot of communication and graphic design, which was right up my alley.”  

“The employment fairs are a great opportunity to meet a variety of people,” said Andrew Richard, a marketing major from Adrian. “It’s also great to see employers actively recruiting and wanting to talk to SVSU students.”  

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