UWS Hosts Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair

Alejandra Palacios
Updated: March 01, 2018 09:04 PM

SUPERIOR – Students were focused on making a good first impression for employers at the Head of the Lakes Job and Internship Fair Thursday. The fair was hosted at University of Wisconsin Superior.

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The event was held at the Yellowjacket Union Great Room. The fair was busy and filled with hundreds of people throughout the day. 90 employers were greeting students and community members for job and internship opportunities.

The free job and internship fair has been going on for years and is a great first step for attendees to put themselves out there.

Cortney Alexander, The UWS director of academic advising, career services, and the educational success center, said the fair is an opportunity for students to practice their elevator pitch.

"They get a chance to shake a hand and do a little bit of networking with employers, people they don't know, the small talk stuff, and they also get a chance to showcase their communication skills, which is something that we really value in a liberal arts tradition," Alexander said.

The fair was open to students from UWS, UMD and College of St. Scholastica.

Melissa Lager, a student, said she was looking forward to attending another job fair. Lager went to the job fair in the Twin Cities recently.

"It's just great to meet people, you kind of get a taste of a bunch different places you might not have heard of, different groups and companies that are hiring, and it's good to meet more people and make more connections, networking can never hurt," Lager said.

Lager was at the event with her friend Michael Mayou, a student.

"You can get your resume out to a bunch of different organizations, and they kind of know who you are and can contact you in the future and meeting them face to face is a lot better than submitting your application without them knowing who you are in the first place," Mayou said.

Meagan Averly, a St. Luke's recruiter, said it’s important to come prepared for job fairs.

"Dress professionally, bring your resume, bring your cover letter and just be ready to network and meet people, I always say it's great to smile and make a connection," Averly said.

The job and internship fair was from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday.



Alejandra Palacios

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