On Thursday, April 9, nearly 30 employers from West Virginia and the surrounding states will visit campus for the annual Spring JobFest career fair. The event will run from 11:00 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. in the Tech Center Ballroom.
The event’s attending employers represent a wide variety of industries, including banking, healthcare, law enforcement and corrections, engineering, business, manufacturing and state government. Employers will be attempting to fill full-time positions and some will be seeking candidates for seasonal (summer) positions, internships and co-ops.
“It’s always good to network with area employers, even if a student is not currently looking for a job. You never can tell who you’re going to meet or what’s going to spark your interest until you look at what’s out there and meet with the folks who are working in the fields you enjoy,” said Cantrell Miller, WVU Tech’s Director of Career Services.
Miller suggested that students prepare for Thursday’s event by brushing up their resumes and looking at the websites of the companies they find interesting. On the day of the event, he said students should dress appropriately, have questions prepared if possible and be ready to talk about their career goals.
For students on the job hunt, he suggested visiting the WVU Tech Careers Service website, where students can sign up for the Experience job hunting tool and find helpful information on writing cover letters, interviewing effectively and finding the right job. Outside of the WVU tech site, Miller suggested job-seeking students explore websites like Indeed.com, Glassdoor.com and LinkedIn.
Two employers – the U.S. Navy Officer Programs and MeadWestvaco – will conduct on-the-spot interviews during JobFest. Toyota will select candidates from those who visit their booth for interviews to be held on Friday, April 10.
Click here to view or print a full list of employers and information on the potential candidates they’re seeking.