By Samantha Martens
It’s that time again! Next Thursday (8 days from now), November 9th, is the second Fall 2017 Internship & Job Fair. Join us from 11:45am-2:00pm in the Lower Level of the Student Center if you are interested in an internship for Spring or a summer job for after graduation. Make sure to bring copies of your résumé, and try to be dressed in business casual or professional dress so you can make good impressions with the different companies.
There will be a combination of returning employers and employers who are coming to campus for the very first time, so if you missed the Fair at the beginning of the semester, now is your chance to interact with some fantastic people! Not only are there great internship and job opportunities, but at least seven of the recruiters are Wittenberg Alum! The companies with alumni representatives include:
- Dayton Freight Lines,
- Interfaith Hospitality Network of Springfield,
- Stanley Steemer International, Inc. – which is Alumni OWNED!
- And WYSO Public Radio
And DO NOT LET THE COMPANY NAME DETER YOU! Just because you get an internship with Aldi’s does not necessarily mean that you will be a grocery bagger (unless that’s what you want to do, and in that case, go for it!). In the past, Aldi’s has hired students for summer management positions. The same thing goes for Speedway; just because you get a summer job with Speedway does not mean that you will be working in one of their gas stations. Speedway has hired Witt students to work for their marketing departments, or for assistance with graphic designing! These are just two examples, but it is vital that you don’t judge these books by their covers. You could be missing out on some great work experiences if you do.
So far, we have 27 out of 35 employer spots filled, so there are plenty of chances for you to find an internship or job that might suit your fancy! When you come to the Fair, be sure to sign in at the top of the stairs with the Career Services student employees, Teresa Cantrell, or Wendy Smiseck! We’ll have information booklets with details about the different companies and employers so you can get a little overview of the opportunities that are waiting for you in the Lower Level of the Student Center. You can also learn more about employers on our Tiger Den Job and Internship Board! We would absolutely love it if you came in to visit us to learn more about how to log in to the Tiger Den. We’re only here to help, so if you have any questions about the Fair, the Tiger Den Job and Internship Board, or anything in between, PLEASE feel free to stop by (Walk-in hours are Monday and Thursdays from 1:30-4:15pm, or you can schedule an appointment)!