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Fall 2013 Office Updates

This fall, the Career Development Center has been very busy planning two career fairs hosted by our office. Our Fall Career & Internship Fair was held on October 1st with over 50 companies recruiting students for job and internship opportunities. The employers were generally pleased with the quality of students and the increase in professional dress (as of last year we started requiring students to come dressed appropriately to the career fair). Our next career fair will be held on Tuesday, February 4, 2014. Registration will be live for the Spring Career & Internship Fair within the next few weeks. Please consider bringing your company to the fair to recruit quality students from WIU! If you cannot make it to campus for the fair, please consider signing up for eRecruiting in order to post jobs and internships available with your organization. Call our office at 309-298-1838 to get your account started.

In conjunction with the career fair this fall, our office collaborated with University Housing and Dining Services to plan a career development event for first-year students. The event consisted of a panel of recruiters from the career fair who answered questions from the crowd of over 150 students. This was the first year of hosting this event. If you are interested in serving on an employer/alumni panel in the future, please contact our office.

Our office has also been very busy meeting with students for their career planning and development. This fall, we have seen an increase in the amount of students scheduling appointments with our office, which means more students are taking charge of their future careers! Some of the increase in traffic is due to the efforts of our very own superhero, Captain Careers, so look for more updates from the “Captain” in future issues of RockeNews.


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