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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 Complex.

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 or 1-800-IOWALUM.