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Career Fair at UW-River Falls to feature nearly 100 employers

February 18, 2015

The spring Career Fair hosted by Career Services will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26, in the University Center at UW-River Falls, and more than 90 employers attending the Career Fair will be seeking potential employees to recruit for open positions.

Career Fair attendees can expect to find jobs or internship opportunities and network with employers including: Ashley Furniture Industries, Foremost Farms, AT&T, Del Monte Foods, and Land O’Lakes.

“We made it our goal to make this Career Fair more appealing to all of the colleges at UWRF by reaching out to numerous companies in varied industries,” said Career Fair Coordinator Luke Porter. “We are looking forward to having a large variety of organizations that appeal to students for internships and entry-level jobs.”

Aside from varied employers, this year’s fair features a new interactive UWRF Career Fair Plus App. The app, available free in the Android and iTunes stores, allows students to research companies, sort companies by majors they are hiring, and learn tips on how leave a lasting impression on recruiters.
Career Services encourages students to research the organizations that will be in attendance. Hire-a-Falcon, the Career Fair website, and the UWRF Career Fair Plus App are tools that can be utilized to research attending organizations and learn more about the positions they offer.

“It is important to research the attending organizations before the fair for multiple reasons,” Porter said. “It can provide conversation starters, the student appears better prepared, and will have a better understanding of majors the organization is hiring. Employers are expecting students to be confident and prepared with an elevator speech, as well as research-informed questions ready to be asked about the organization.”

For more information on the Career Fair, the attending organizations and possible volunteering opportunities, visit www.uwrf.edu/CareerFair or call Career Services at 715-425-3572 or email cfcoordinator@uwrf.edu. The fair is open to everyone.