The Mercyhurst University Career Fair will be taking place on April 3 from noon to 4 p.m. in the Mercyhurst Athletic Center.
This event features 91 companies interested in hiring Mercyhurst students for full time or part time jobs as well as internships. Some of the larger companies coming this year include CYVEILLANCE, JP Morgan Chase, Rue 21, PLS Logistics Services, Seneca Gaming Corporation, and Zurn Industries.
“We try to get a good mix of companies for all of our students,” Associate Director for the Career Development Center Office Frank Rizzone said. “We try to get a good cross section.”
Twenty more companies are attending this year.
“What this is indicating is that [the marketplace] is not perfect, by any stretch of the imagination, but I see a glimmer of hope that things are starting to improve,” said Rizzone.
Students arriving can scan their IDs to get personalized name tags and the first 500 can get complimentary sunglasses. Once inside, the companies are divided by major for the convenience. The students can go from booth to booth for a pre-interview with the company representatives.
“Seniors and those who are graduating should come dressed for interview. Underclassmen should dress business casual,” said Rizzone.
Like any interview, Rizzone encourages students to prepare questions and resumes.
“We’ve arranged with the Docucenter that if you need extra copies of your resume all the student has to do is show up with a good, white copy of their resume and indicate that it is for the Career Fair and they will run 20 copies on our tab,” Rizzone said.
This networking opportunity is not only for job seekers.
“I’m attending the career fair with hopes to speak with professionals about their experiences in the current heath care field. As a public health and sports medicine major, I hope to network at the event,” junior Amanda Marley said.
The career fair is not only for job searching seniors. Underclassmen are encouraged to attend in order to learn how to network and to get connections.
“I think the Career Fair is a great opportunity to get my foot in the door with future employers,” freshman Chris Liatti said.
For more information, students can visit mercyhurst.edu/jobfair.