CONTACT: STEVE PARROTT
5 Old Capitol
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 335-0557; fax (319) 335-0558
Summer job fair scheduled Feb. 17; two workshops planned to help
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The annual University of Iowa Summer Employment Fair
will be attended by more than 130 local, regional, and national employers
offering a variety of summer employment, internship and volunteer opportunities.
The Feb. 17 event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Main Lounge of
the Iowa Memorial Union. The fair is attended by for-profit business organizations
and non-profit camps and other organizations.
UI students from all majors are encouraged to attend.
"Students seek employment during the summer for a variety of reasons,"
noted Cindy Seyfer, assistant director in the Office of Student Financial
Aid. "Some want to earn and save as much as possible for educational
costs in the upcoming fall. Others wish to find a position that will offer
specific professional experience and enhance their resume. Another common
goal is to try on various professional roles in an effort to explore career
options and define future goals.
"Whatever your employment goals are for the summer, the Summer
Employment Fair offers an opportunity to speak with employers from various
geographic locations offering a wide range of employment prospects,"
Business casual attire is encouraged for students attending the fair.
It is not necessary to bring a resume but may be desirable if you are
looking for specific professional opportunities, Seyfer noted.
Two workshops are planned to help students prepare for the fair. They
will be Thursday, Feb. 12, and Monday, Feb. 16, at 4:30 p.m. in the Indiana
Room of the IMU. In addition to the workshops, students can learn more
about the summer employment search process and the employers attending
the fair by stopping by Career Development Services in 315 Calvin Hall
or calling (319) 335-1385.
Career Development Services also maintains information on summer employment
opportunities with employers who are unable to attend the event.
The fair is sponsored by Career Development Services, Student Financial
Aid, Student Disability Services, Special Support Services, Academic Advising
Center, and Liberal Arts Academic Programs. For more information, contact
Seyfer at (319) 335-1460.