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Morehead State University's Spring 2022 Career and Internship Fair

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2022 Spring Career and Internship Fair

Morehead State University's Career and Internship Fair is an opportunity for students to make connections and start gaining hands-on experience to launch their careers. Eagles can gain an advantage in reaching their career goals by attending the 2022 Spring Career and Internship Fair.

The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2, in the Adron Doran University Center ballrooms.

At MSU's Career Fair, students can connect with regional, statewide and out-of-state employers and graduate programs while learning about full-time and part-time jobs, internships, co-ops and graduate schools.

"MSU makes it a priority to ensure our students engage in high-quality experiential opportunities as part of their learning experience. Employers expect graduates to have hands-on experience in addition to the learning occurring in the classroom," said Megan Boone, director with MSU's Office of Career Services.

"The Career Fair is the signature event that connects students to employers and graduate programs to land internships and co-ops, as well as full-time jobs. It's important for underclassmen – even freshmen – to make attending a career fair a priority as the event is a great way to gain information and advice that will differentiate yourself from the competition."

Riley Warner, a junior horticulture and strategic communication major, has taken advantage of the Career and Internship Fair throughout her college career.

"The Career Fair is a great opportunity to find internship and job opportunities relevant to my career field. It's provided me with practice talking to professionals, which has increased my communication skills. Everyone should attend," Warner said.

Students should do a bit of preparation to make the most of their time at the Career and Internship Fair:

  • Dress the part. Make sure to dress professionally as potential employers immediately take you more seriously when making a solid first impression. If you need a suit or business jacket, feel free to visit the Suit Bank in the MSU's Office of Career Services. If you find something that you like and fits, you can have it without charge.   
  • Bring copies of your resume and have an introduction prepared that will serve as what Boone calls your "30-second commercial."   
  • Research the companies and schools in attendance and be prepared with questions to ask them. Ann-Phillips Mayfield, director of recruiting with Northwestern Mutual, puts it well: "When you come to the Career Fair, have your resume ready in a concise and easy to read format. Be prepared by having some basic knowledge of the company and what we at Northwestern Mutual do so we can focus the time we have together on getting to know you! Ask the recruiter or representative what they are looking for in an intern or employee. Also, try not to be nervous, know that we have been where you are, and we are excited to meet you and learn about you."  
  • Expand your network. It is never too early to explore industries and start building your network. You could be that student who walks out of the Career and Internship Fair with an offer to interview for an opportunity that you did not know existed. Many MSU graduates return to campus to recruit talent and are eager to assist current students in achieving career goals. "There are so many advantages to attending the fair, from making your name known to employers and graduate schools in your field to getting comfortable interacting in a professional setting," Boone said.   

Students who attend the Career and Internship Fair will also have the unique opportunity to receive a free professional headshot that they can use on their LinkedIn page and other social media accounts.
"We want to ensure MSU students have the resources necessary to build a professional presence online and in person," Boone said.

Representatives at the fair genuinely want to recruit MSU students for jobs, internships and graduate schools.

"The Career and Internship Fair gives me a chance to meet candidates in person and assess career skills such as oral communication and professionalism, which can't easily be judged from a resume. As a regular attendee, I've found many interns and employees that are ready to launch their careers at MSU's fair," said Kay Moss, human resources manager at Stober Drives.

MSU students and alumni from all majors are encouraged to attend. Make sure you download the free Career Fair Plus app available on both Google Play and Apple and find out who you can meet at the fair.

Thanks to MSU's Office of Career Services, Morehead State University students have access to numerous resources geared toward their success. Visit https://events.moreheadstate.edu/careers/#!view/all to see upcoming events giving students more helpful tools, knowledge and opportunities.

Details and organization registration are online at https://morehead-csm.symplicity.com/events/Spring2022. Employer registration is open through Friday, February 18.

If you have questions about registering as an employer or graduate program or want more information on MSU Career Services, visit www.moreheadstate.edu/career, call 606-783-2233 or email careerservices@moreheadstate.edu.

Morehead State University is committed to the safety and health of our faculty, staff, students and guests. We are following CDC guidance and requiring appropriate spacing and masking when indoors.