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March 1, 2019

career fair

Each year, there are over 50 employers seeking students for internships, part and full-time work. Senior Jamie Soposky spoke with employers at the Career and Internship Fair last spring. 

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Career, Internship, Grad Fair Held in Upper JYSC on March 6

Carly Kwiecien


Each year, Manchester University puts on a Career and Internship Fair and invites several businesses from all around the state to visit and speak with Spartans from first years through seniors about the possibility of gaining employment with them.

The Career and Internship Fair is a way for students who are looking for full-time and part-time employment, as well as internships, to gain experience and comfort speaking with potential employers.

Senior Abby McVay, an assistant for Career and Professional Development, is excited for the Career Fair to take place once again in the Upper Jo Young Switzer Center. “The importance for the Career Fair is to have students connect with a variety of employers and to ultimately find an internship or a full-time/part-time job,” McVay said.

McVay also emphasized that the Career and Internship Fair is for all majors from all colleges throughout Manchester University. “Many employers, like Brightpoint or Lifeline Youth & Family Services, are looking for health communication, psychology, social work and education majors,” she said. “But every major is represented at the Career and Internship Fair. We have Arts United from Fort Wayne attending, which is really awesome.”

The Career and Professional Development Marketing Intern, senior Kira Hall, will also be helping with the Career and Internship Fair. “I have been assisting in creating promotional material and I will also be running the Our View of MU Instagram account to promote the Career Fair,” she said. The fair also appeals to students who are seeking more information about graduate schools. Universities like Anderson University and the University of Indianapolis will be looking for prospective students for their various Masters programs.

Hall has some words of wisdom to give to students who are considering attending the Career and Internship Fair. “All of these events are there to benefit you and help you in your time at Manchester and after Manchester,” she said. “I highly encourage everyone to come to these events and build yourself professionally.”

McVay adds to this by saying that students interested in the Career and Internship Fair should practice their introductions to speak with potential hiring managers. “That is the most important part when meeting with employers,” she said.

If looking for a professional headshot to use on a resume or LinkedIn profile, the Office of Marketing will be setting up a marketing photo studio on the second floor of the Administration Building from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Mar. 6. Faculty and staff are also invited to have their photo taken if they do not currently have a portrait or need to update an older image.

The Career and Internship Fair will take place on Mar. 6 from 1-3:30 p.m. in the Upper Jo Young Switzer Center.