CSU–Pueblo to host Internship and Job Fair in October

Colorado State University-Pueblo students looking to explore career paths through internships, trying to land their first job, or looking for employment while embarking on their college path will have an opportunity to explore dozens of options in October, when the CSU-Pueblo Career Center hosts its first annual Internship and Job Fair. The Internship and Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, October 3 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and is open to CSU-Pueblo students and alumni.

Approximately 50 local, regional, and national companies representing a wide range of industries are expected to attend. They will be available to accept résumés for consideration for employment and internship opportunities and to discuss career options and opportunities with students of all majors and academic levels. Those attending will learn about hiring trends, the types of skills employers seek, and what to expect from the interview process. Students should “Dress to Impress” and bring copies of their résumés.

CSU-Pueblo Internship Coordinator Tanya Baird said internships are the wave of the future and one of the best ways to get your foot in the door in your field of interest.

“We would like to see more students doing internships – and not just for credit. For students, planning is essential. Many of the employers that will be attending this fair are already making their decisions for next summer,” Baird said. “Too many students wait until the last minute to decide to do an internship. To land a successful opportunity, students need to begin the process at a minimum one semester prior to the internship.”

Baird said the event will provide an opportunity for employers and students to meet face-to-face in a casual setting.

“We continue to hear from businesses that voice their concern about reaching qualified applicants in our local area and we have an exceptional pool of more than 4,000 on our campus,” she said.

Employers interested in recruiting at this event are encouraged to contact the Career Center
Center at 719-549-2980.

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