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Career Center hosts networking event for Boise State students

Important business men and women from the Treasure Valley will be visiting Boise State to meet with students Tuesday at the Meet the Employers Professional Series hosted by the Career Center.

The event is a networking opportunity for Boise State students to meet with potential employers from specific industries.

The Career Center created the Meet The Employers Series last Spring.

Emily Jones, Career Center Event Coordinator, said the spring series was a huge success.

Jones said numerous students left the spring events having made great connections with potential employers in their specific industry.

Jones stated some students even left the event with information regarding internships and potential jobs. Jones stressed this series is unique.

“This is different from a normal career fair model,” Jones said. “This is an industry-specific event built to engage students and employers around a specific topic or field.”

Jones said the Career Center really tries to bring the CEOs and department heads to the event.

“Our intent is to build relationships so eventually, if these employers are interested in hiring, they will think of the students they met at this event,” Jones said.

Tuesday the Career Center will be hosting the Non Profit sector of the series and will continue to host different sectors every two weeks until Thanksgiving.

Some upcoming sectors include:

Nonprofits: September 25

Management Training Programs: October 17

Geotechnical & Environmental Resources:
October 30

Heads of nonprofit organizations such as the Food Bank and Habitat for Humanity will be at the event Tuesday.

Students can see a full list of the sectors and what employers are attending by going to http://career.boisestate.edu/meet-the-employers/. Students that are interested simply need to submit a form on the Career Center’s website  with contact information and three sentences explaining why he or she is interested in attending the event.

The Career Center urges students to submit their interest forms early because there is a cap on the number of people that they are allowing to attend. Jones said that the cap was there in order to keep the event personal.

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