The Boise State University Career Center will be holding a career fair in the Jordan Ballroom of the Student Union Building on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
The Career Fair is an opportunity for Boise State students to meet with employers in the Treasure Valley as well as nationwide, and for employers to reach out to the student population for recruitment. Students will be able to establish connections with employers based in their field of study or prospective career path.
“I’m expecting at least 1,000 students, maybe more,” said Emily Jones, the event and outreach coordinator at the career center. “Our career fairs used to be huge years and years ago and then obviously the economic downturn happened and they got a little bit smaller. Fewer employers could afford to come so fewer students came, but last year was one of our largest in the last five or six years.”
A total of 80 employers will be represented, some of which include:
- The Ada Country Sheriff’s department for criminal justice majors
- The Defense Contract Audit Agency for accounting majors
- St Alphonsus and St Lukes Health Services for healthcare majors
- Enterprise and Target for business majors
Some tips Jones gave for students preparing for the Career Fair are: first, be prepared. Go to career.boisestate.edu for a full list of employers that will be at the fair and the specific positions for which they are hiring. Second, present yourself professionally. Business casual dress and a presentable appearance will impress employers.
For more information students can go to career.boisestate.edu or stop by the Career Center.