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Release: Feb.2, 2001

UI hosts Summer Employment Fair Feb. 15

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Students looking for summer employment or internships should attend the University of Iowa's Summer Job/Internship Fair on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Main Lounge and Second Floor Ballroom of the Iowa Memorial Union.

More than 140 local, regional and national employers offering summer employment, internship and volunteer opportunities will attend the event. Students in all majors can speak with employers from across the U.S. and Iowa regarding summer employment, internships and volunteer opportunities. A complete listing of employers attending the event may be found at the UI Career Development Services web site at http://www.uiowa.edu/~careers.

Students seek employment during the summer for a variety of reasons, according to Cynthia Seyfer, assistant director of the UI Student Financial Aid Office.

"Some students seek employment to earn and save as much as possible for educational costs in the upcoming fall, while others want positions offering specific professional experience to enhance their resumes," Seyfer said. "Another common goal in the summer for many students is to 'try on' various professional roles in an effort to explore career options and define future goals."

Seyfer advises students in the job search process to present themselves in a professional manner; business casual attire is encouraged at the fair. Resumes are not required, but may be important for those looking for specific professional opportunities.

A new event held in coordination with the Summer 2001 Job/Internship Fair is the Inside-Out Fair. This event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the South Room, 170 IMU. The Inside-Out Fair is an opportunity for UI students to learn more about careers and meet with staff from University of Iowa offices that prepare students for the world of work. Free carnival food and a fun atmosphere awaits students who attend this event.

The UI Career Development Services office can help students learn more about the summer employment search process and research the employers attending the fair. Employers who have summer job opportunities, but are unable to attend the event may contact Career Development Services, 315 Calvin Hall, at (319) 335-1385.

The Summer Job/Internship Fair is sponsored by Career Development Services, Academic Advising Center, College of Education, Health, Leisure, and Sport Studies, Liberal Arts Academic Programs, Student Disability Services, Student Financial Aid, Support Service Programs, and the Tippie College of Business Undergraduate Program Office. For more information, contact Cindy Seyfer at (319) 335-1460.