Fall Career & Internship Fair to be held next Wednesday

Wes Flow, News Contributor

The Oregon State University Career Development Center will be holding the Fall Career and Internship Fair at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center next Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“This Fall term, our main career fair day is the biggest in-person career event since 2019,” said Elizabeth Simmons, director of external relations for OSU’s Career Development Center. 

Simmons said that while there will be more career fairs during winter and spring term, fall is the biggest recruiting season.

“This is when many large industries start their interviewing and selection processes,” Simmons said. “We always experience the most employers on campus during this time.”

In addition to the main event, the Career Development Center will be holding a career and internship fair for STEM majors at the Alumni Center, which will also take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Elsewhere on campus, three other career fairs will be taking place. 

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom will be the Agricultural Career Fair and Student Showcase, for all Agricultural Sciences students. The Civil, Construction and Architectural Engineering Fair will take place at the Reser Stadium Club Level, with the event lasting from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Finally, the Healthcare, Human Services and Biotech Fair will be at the LaSells Stewart Center between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

“OSU is welcoming more than 250 employers in one day,” Simmons said. “There will be employers on campus hiring for every college and major across OSU.”

Michael Kawka, the Career Development Center’s director of career education said that, while attendees are not required to bring anything, there were a few things he recommended.

“We recommend bringing some copies of your most current resume, bringing a folder to keep your resumes in, as well as to store brochures, business cards, and other materials you might pick up at the fair will help you stay organized,” Kawka said. 

Kawka also advised students to bring a notebook to write down notes or contact information from potential employers.