Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"Foot in the Door" Fair helps students find part-time jobs, internships and volunteer

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield Career Development Center will host the 2011 "Foot in the Door" Fair for students looking for part-time jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities – both on- and off-campus. The event is free to all UIS students.

WHEN: Thursday, September 1, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC), lower level Concourse & Conference Rooms C/D on the UIS Campus.

DETAILS: The "Foot in the Door" Fair is intended to bring students and local employers or organizations together to discuss career opportunities in a broad range of available positions.

A partial list of off-campus employers attending includes the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), Best Buy, County Market, Disney College Program, Fast Enterprises, LLC., Fastenal Company, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hoogland Center for the Arts, Horace Mann, Illinois Government (Dept. of Revenue, Prisoner Review Board, Division of Rehab Services, Executive Inspector General, Office of the Governor), Memorial Medical Center, National Museum of Surveying, Springfield Community Federation, Wal-Mart, and the YMCA.

On-campus employers/programs attending include UIS Admissions, Applied Study Term Program, Cox Children’s Center, Graduate Public Service Internship Program, Information Technology Services, Marketing/Campus Relations, UIS Recreational Sports, and the Volunteer & Civic Engagement Center. The complete listing of employers and other event details can be found online at www.uis.edu/careerservices.

The Career Development Center will also have a table at the event where students can come to ask any questions they may have. Students are encouraged to bring their resumes and networking cards to the event and should be prepared to briefly outline their education, experience, goals and what types of positions they are interested in. A business casual dress code will be observed.

Additionally, the UIS Career Development Center will hold a Resume Building Marathon, two weeks of 21 hours of help! Assistance will be offered to students August 23-25 from 12 – 3 p.m. and August 29–31 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in the Student Affairs Building (SAB) 50. Students can receive resume help and other suggestions to prepare for the event.

Students who cannot attend the event can go to the Career Development Center’s website and use UIS CareerConnect, a job and internship posting system, to find on and off-campus jobs and internships, upload their resumes, as well as schedule an appointment with the Career Development Center.

For more information about the "Foot in the Door" Fair, go online to www.uis.edu/careerservices/foot_fair/ or call the Career Development Center at 217/206-6508. Individuals requesting disability related accommodations should also contact the UIS Career Development Center.

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