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Career Center hosts career fair for construction management industry

The Career Center, in conjunction with the Department of Technology, is hosting the Construction Management Fair on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Employers from the fields of construction management, safety, and renewable energy will meet with Illinois State students and alumni to discuss job opportunities.

Fair Preparation

Students who have never attended a fair before can get help before attending the fair

  • Resume critiques will be held September 15, September 16, October 14, and October 15. Resume critiques and mock interviews will be held on September 12 and October 10. All sessions will be held in the Career Center in 185 Student Services Building. Click on the dates for more details.
  • Get tips on how to prepare for the fair, how to develop a 30 second pitch about yourself to employers, and sample interview questions using the Career Resource Guide.
  • Watch the Career Center’s Career Fair video.
  • Practice your interview using Interview Stream, our online tool to practice your interview from your own computer, and select questions customized to your position or industry.

Even students who aren’t seeking a job in the spring should still come to the fair. “There is a common myth that Career Fairs are only for graduating seniors, however, that is false. All students should attend the fair, even freshmen and sophomores. It is a great opportunity for students to learn how a career fair works and to learn about the job search process from employers in a more relaxed environment,” comments Career Center Career Advisor Megan Turner.

Visit the Construction Management Fair online to view a list of the registered employers so far and the positions they are seeking to fill, and to get tips on how to put your best foot forward at the fair.

Alumni employers in the construction management, safety, or renewable energy fields seeking to hire a Redbird are invited to register to meet candidates, and to also attend a pre-fair lunch with faculty and student leaders from respective academic student organizations.

For more information or to request special accommodation to attend the fairs, contact the Career Center.

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