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October 10, 2013

Career Fair moves to Wolstein Center

By Hannah Corcoran

Cleveland State University’s 26th annual fall career fair will take place on Friday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wolstein Center.

The Career Services Center is excited for the career fair to take place in the Wolstein Center for the first time, according to Karen Lieske, assistant director of the Career Services Center. The fair used to be held in Woodling Gym.

The event is open to all majors and will host representatives from more than 120 employers.

Some of the companies attending are: Honda, Sherwin Williams, Eaton Corporation, Rockwell Automation, Centers for Dialysis Care, government agencies and many more.

The fair is also open to the public, in addition to Cleveland State students. Employers are offering the attendees internships, co-ops and potential jobs.

“Employers are looking to fill positions for internships and jobs,” said Lieske. “We emphasize the professional dress and bringing resumes to go along with the professional setting.”

Mike Watson, who graduated last year, found attending last year’s career fair helpful in his current search for a job.

“It was great for networking and meeting business professionals,” he said.

Watson has gone on interviews with some of the companies who came to the fair last year.

Career Services is also excited due to the interest employers expressed in coming to the event.

“These companies all registered on their own,” Lieske said. “They want to come.”

Career Services encourages students to look at which companies are coming to the fair, so they can find out which ones they are interested in talking to beforehand. This also gives students the chance to learn about the company or employer.

The center also encourages underclassmen to start exploring internships and looking for part-time jobs related to their majors.

“It’s not too early to look for internships for next summer,” Lieske said.
Although Julie Lopardo, a senior, plans on attending graduate school, she is still going to the career fair. Lopardo is a health sciences pre-occupational therapy and psychology major.

“I want to see if there are any internships, co-ops or volunteer work to help me figure out which setting I’d like to work in,” she said.

Mark Mohar, a junior business major, is attending the career fair to look for an internship.

“I am excited to talk to people from different companies and hopefully find an internship for next summer,” he said. “I’m also looking forward to seeing which companies are coming from around Cleveland.”

No area of study is left out at the career fair.

“There is something for every major”, Lieske said.

For a complete list of employers and majors they are looking for, go to: www.csucareerfair.com.