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Annual Career Fair attracting employers, grad schools

September 28, 2012

The 21st Annual Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 17 in the Riverview Ballroom at the University Center.

UW-River Falls is attracting organizations that have attended past Career Fairs as well as some new to the university. The Career Fair had over 80 attendees last year, which included organizations such as Accelerated Genetics, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Target, The Nerdery and USDA.

Current attending organizations include; Engineering, Planning and Management, TISCO, Riesterer and Schnell, ACR Homes, Grassland Dairy Products, Wal-Mart, Milk Specialties Global and Is It 2B Marketing, to name a few.

There will be a total of 84 attending organizations.

“We made it our goal this year to make the Career Fair more appealing to all of the colleges at UWRF by contacting new organizations that faculty and students recommended,” said Career Fair Coordinator Liz Byers. “We are looking forward to having a large variety of organizations that appeal to students for internships, entry-level jobs or graduate schools.”

Career Services encourages students to research the organizations that will be in attendance.

Hire-A-Falcon and the Career Fair website are tools that can be utilized to research the organizations and learn more about the positions they offer.

“It is important to research the attending organizations before the fair for multiple reasons,” Byers said. “It can give you an easy conversation starter, you look prepared and the student can have a better understanding of what majors the organization is looking for.”

All the employers that are attending the Career Fair will be looking for potential employees to recruit for positions they may have or will have available in the future. Career Fair attendees can expect to find jobs or internship opportunities, learn about graduate school programs and network with employers.

For more information on the Career Fair, possible volunteering opportunities, and the attending organizations can be found at www.uwrf.edu/CareerFair or by contacting Career Services at 425-3572, 211 Hagestad Hall.