WSU, UI to Sponsor Career Fair

PULLMAN, Wash. — More than 100 employers are expected to attend the
Washington State University and University of Idaho Summer Job and
Internship Fair 2000. The fair will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday,
March 1, in UI’s Kibbie Dome.

Representatives from national, regional and local companies including
Microsoft, Fred Meyer, ARAMARK and Teksystems will be seeking students
from all majors to fill internship, summer job, and permanent, full-time

Both UI and WSU have planned a variety of events on Tuesday, Feb. 29, to
help students prepare for the fair.

“Be a Star!” Etiquette Dinner, designed to teach proper business protocol and
meal conduct, is set for 5:15 p.m. in the WSU Todd Hall Atrium. With training
provided by Randi Freidig, a Seattle-based business consultant, 175 students
will have the opportunity to mingle with employers while learning about
networking, small talk and mealtime etiquette.

“The dinner is going to be a spectacular affair,” said Dave Haining, event
coordinator for WSU’s Career Services. “Students will learn valuable skills that
will help them gain an upper hand in a very competitive job market. Employers
hosting each table will add to the overall experience and atmosphere, making
our dinner unique among those presented on other campuses.”

Students interested in attending the free event can sign up at WSU in Lighty
160 or at the UI Continuing Education office in Commons 330.

WSU Career Services staff will also be available Feb. 29 for resume reviews and
to answer questions about the career fair experience at an open house, 10
a.m.-4:30 p.m. in Lighty 180.

Job seekers wanting to practice their interviewing skills can sign up for mock
interviews with employers at the WSU Career Services office or in Commons
330 at the UI.

Free parking will be offered at the Kibbie Dome for the Summer Job and
Internship Fair. A free shuttle will be transporting WSU students every 15
minutes, from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., from the Compton Union Building and the
Multicultural Student Services Building. Other free transportation is offered by
Wheatland Express bus service.

WSU’s Career Services and the Office of Multicultural Student Services, along
with the UI’s Cooperative Education and the Office of Multicultural Affairs, are
sponsoring the event. For more information, go to or
or call WSU’s Career Services office at
509/335-7127, or the UI’s Cooperative Education office at 208/885-5822.