Minnesota School of Business-Rochester campus will host its annual Fall Career Fair on Oct. 30, 2012. The event features nearly 20 local companies. It is open to the community, and students and graduates from Minnesota School of Business should attend. A wide variety of part-time and professional entry-level positions for business, accounting, sales and marketing, and information technology programs, among others, will be offered. Students and graduates are encouraged to review these positions to help them in their job search and to increase their networking connections.
During the two-hour event, the career services department will provide a “tip sheet” for students and graduates that includes valuable advice on how to best market their skills in the career fair setting.
Some of the highlights include bringing several copies of your resume on high quality paper, arriving in professional dress, and carrying blank “thank you” notes ready to be filled out after meeting employers. All attendees will be able to build relationships with potential employers in a dynamic, face-to-face environment.
Cris Gore, Minnesota School of Business-Rochester’s director of career services, encourages all to attend. “It is never too early to begin increasing your networking skills and outreach in today’s job market,” he says. “Our job fair is designed to allow students to explore their options and learn more about their career path. Taking the first step by showing up and meeting with employers allows students to fine-tune their networking skills; securing a job is icing on the cake.”
Job seekers spend an average of approximately 40 weeks before they find work or quit searching, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in May. When employers attend career fairs, they might expedite the job-finding process for some students.
Current Bachelor of Science in Business Administration student, Taylor Metcalf, plans on participating in the career fair. “The career services team at Minnesota School of Business-Rochester has been an integral part of my job success, and their well-established community relationships have helped foster great professional opportunities.”
Career fair doors open at 11 a.m. and employers are available until 1 p.m. Please direct all questions to the career services department at Minnesota School of Business-Rochester by calling 507-536-9500.