CLEVELAND – More than 1,200 job seekers, including 900-plus Cleveland State University students and alumni, met employers from more than 140 companies on March 8 at CSU's Spring Career Fair.
This was the 34th installment of the annual event, the largest career fair of its kind in Northeast Ohio.
In addition to valuable leads on full-time positions, internships and co-op opportunities, the 2013 Spring Career Fair also delivered a strong dose of hope. Amid indications of a national economic rebound, the vibrant event brought a record number of employers to Woodling Gym on the CSU campus to scout talent.
Prospective hires connected with representatives from leading area companies, including American Greetings, the Cleveland Clinic, Eaton, Hyland Software, Lincoln Electric and Progressive Insurance, among many others. Among the industries represented were banking, engineering, government, health care, information technology, manufacturing, marketing and retail.
The Spring Career Fair was preceded by a full slate of other Career Week programs that drew more than 800 attendees. Informative sessions covered a range of topics, including effective resume writing, successful job-interview strategies and career networking opportunities.
The Spring Career Fair and Career Week were organized by CSU's Career Services Center, which networks with more employers than any other public university in Northeast Ohio.
"Cleveland State University is dedicated to helping students find fulfilling careers after graduation," said Yolanda Burt, director of the CSU Career Services Center. "As a best-in-class urban university, we're also committed to connecting Cleveland employers with our immense talent pool of CSU students. We had more companies than ever at our Spring Career Fair, and they were very impressed with the qualifications and professionalism of our job candidates. For CSU students and Northeast Ohio employers alike, this was a win-win situation."