Fall Career Expo Expected to Draw Nearly 200 Employers Oct. 2

PULLMAN, Wash. — Nearly 200 employers and organizations from 25 states will be recruiting students for jobs and internships at the Fall Career Expo, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oct. 2, at Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.

The Expo is the largest collegiate career fair in the Pacific Northwest and draws a mix of small and large companies from varied fields — everything from health care and hospitality to marketing and high tech firms. Participating organizations include the California Department of Transportation, Boeing, Bonneville Power Administration, Hyatt Hotel and Resorts, JR Simplot, Microsoft, Monterey Institute of International Studies, Pro Sports Club, the U.S. Naval Criminal Investigative Service, Washington Mutual Bank and Weyerhaeuser.

Recruiters from graduate schools also will be scouting for talent. Internships and full-time and part-time employment are all available, said David Haining, WSU Career Services Development and Events Manager.

“There will be something for everyone,” Haining said. “Organizations will be looking specifically for our region’s students and graduates to fill their vacancies.”

More than 3,000 students are expected to attend the Expo and related events. Students can receive help with resumes, search for jobs and get other last minute tips at Career Services’ Open House, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, at WSU’s Lighty Student Services Building, Room 180.

Students also can practice their interviewing skills 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Oct. 1, at Lighty 160. A recruiter will interview participants for 20 minutes and offer a critique. Students should sign up in advance at the Career Services Web site at www.careers.wsu.edu.

The Dress to Impress Exhibition, 6:30- 8:30 p.m., Oct. 1, at WSU’s Cub Ballroom will give job seekers a chance to see what industry recruiters think about job interview fashion. Recruiters will react to clothing modeled by faculty and students, and fashion experts will address common fashion faux pas during a panel discussion.

The Expo has been a cooperative effort between WSU and the University of Idaho since 1994. Students from any university may attend the free Expo.

For more information, contact Haining of WSU Career Services at 509/335-7127.