FSU Career Center Launches Fall Career Fairs With Two-Day Part-Time Employment Event

FSU students gather in person at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center for Seminole Futures, a career fair and opportunity to network and speak with future employers from various industries. (Academic Communications, Christian Pruitt)

Florida State University Career Center connects students with nearly 350 organizations at five career fairs in fall 2022, including a part-time job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today and Thursday at the Student Services Building.

The events are intended to give students the opportunity to meet and network directly with recruiters from departments on campus, local and national organizations, and graduate programs from across the country.

“Our career fairs provide the perfect place for students to prepare for career success by exploring opportunities in a variety of industries, improving networking skills and connecting with potential employers,” said Leslie. Mille, acting director of the FSU Career Center.

Nearly 60 local employers and campus departments are expected to attend the Career Center event today and Thursday.

Upcoming events also include the STEM Career and Internship Fair and Seminole Futures, FSU’s largest career and internship fair.

The STEM Career and Internship Fair kicks off Career Fair Week at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, September 20. More than 110 organizations in the fields of engineering, computing, and technology will flood the first, second, and third floors of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering building looking for students of all majors to fill positions full-time, part-time, internship and co-ops.

Registered organizations include Amazon, Georgia Pacific, Honeywell, Johnson & Johnson, and the Jacksonville-based JEA.

“The STEM Career and Internship Fair provides JEA with access to a wide range of talented students,” said Raven Simmons, talent acquisition specialist at JEA, the largest owned electric utility company. to the Florida community. “We are fortunate to have had success over several years with our cooperative program which systematically includes students from the STEM fair. We look forward to getting involved and continuing to provide meaningful work-life experiences for students. »

Future Seminoles will take place from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. More than 175 recruiters from businesses, nonprofits, and government organizations will attend the event in search of qualified, goal-oriented, and creatively driven students and alumni.

“Whether you’re looking for an internship or a full-time job, it’s very easy to find out which employers are looking for what types of students,” said Benny Pirrone, a junior actuarial science student, who secured an internship with Wakely Consulting Group. “The job fair was an opportunity to connect, have a conversation and share resumes with employers to build a connection and a possible future relationship. Without the in-person contacts, I might never have had the opportunity I had. »

Following the STEM and Seminole Futures job fairs, the Career Center also hosts next-day interviews on campus so employers and students can connect more about opportunities.

Other events this fall include:

  • The Diversity and Inclusion Networking Event (DINE) will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21 at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center.
  • The Virtual Career and Internship Fair will take place on Wednesday, October 5, online via NoleNetwork/Symplicity.
  • The Graduate, Professional and Law School Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the FSU Student Union.

Before fairs, students can attend CV coffees, workshops and employer panels to help them prepare. Employer panel topics range from maximizing your 30 seconds with a recruiter to being authentic about yourself at the job fair. Resume cafes invite employers to campus to meet students one-on-one and provide resume reviews and advice.

Students are encouraged to register for fairs on NoleNetwork, the Career Center’s system for connecting students and alumni directly with hiring employers and Career Center programs.

The Career Center provides students with comprehensive, innovative and inclusive career and employment services that guide them through every step of their professional journey. The Career Center connects students with professionals and career opportunities through NoleNetwork, FSUshadow, ProfessioNole Mentors, InternFSU and more.

For more information about the FSU Career Center, visit career.fsu.edu.

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