CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Jan. 6, 2000
UI Alumni Association co-hosts Regents Universities
Central Iowa Job Fair
DES MOINES, Iowa -- The University of Iowa Alumni
Association is co-hosting the Fourth Annual Regents Universities Central Iowa
Job Fair Friday, Jan. 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Polk County Convention
College sophomores, juniors, seniors and recent graduates
are invited to the job fair, which is also sponsored by the alumni associations
at the University of Northern Iowa and Iowa State University. Anyone who is
interested in working in Central Iowa, regardless of institutional affiliation
or graduation date, can attend the job fair at the convention center, located
at 5th and Grand in Des Moines.
"The job fair is a cooperative effort on behalf of
the three state universities to encourage our graduates and employees to stay
in Iowa and inform them about the excellent job opportunities in our state,"
said Vince Nelson, executive director of the UI Alumni Association.
Professional dress is recommended for job seekers,
who should bring plenty of copies of their resumes to distribute. There is
no admission charge.
Nearly 90 employers, representing industries such
as government, education, not-for-profit organizations, health care, insurance,
manufacturing, engineering, and private businesses will be attending. Internship
opportunities are also available.
Educational sessions on professional business/casual
dress, resume preparation, employment interviewing and networking (led by
UI placement specialist Jayne Swanson) will be given during the event. Human
resources professionals will be available to critique resumes. UI Career Development
Services will also be at the fair providing internship and career information.
For a complete listing of employers and to see specific
times and details for the seminars, see the Regents Universities Central Iowa
Job Fair web site at http://www.regentsjobfair.org/.
For more information, contact the UI Alumni Association at (319) 335-3294