This coming Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 12–13, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Portland State University’s Advising and Career Services will be hosting its annual Engineering and Technology and All Majors Career Fairs. The fairs will take place in the third floor ballroom of Smith Memorial Student Union, located at Southwest Broadway Avenue and Southwest Harrison Street.
The career fairs are an opportunity for students as well as alumni of PSU to meet and network with a variety of employers, Katie Vevoda, marketing and outreach coordinator for the Advising and Career Services center, said.
“These career fairs are meant to give current students and alumni an edge in the job market,” she said.
Students and alumni will be able to meet representatives from a variety of companies and organizations, including those in the sectors of private industry, government and non-profit work at the fair.
This year, employers such as Kaiser Permanente, Nike, Cambia Health Solutions and the U.S. Department of State will be attending, Vevoda said.
Vevoda explained that the fair is an opportunity for students and alumni “to explore their career interests by connecting them with employers,” adding that the representatives are a wealth of information about available careers and opportunities.
“[There will be] over 50 organizations in attendance [at the] fair and representatives will give information about careers in their field, internships, and current and anticipated job openings,” she said.
A career fair is a great way to learn more about the types of career opportunities available in a student or alumnus’ particular field, and also give students and alumni the opportunity to network with employers available in their field of work.
Vevoda advises those attending to actively participate in the fair—networking, chit chatting and taking notes—as a way to prepare themselves for their potential future career. Bringing along a positive attitude as well as a pen and paper is also encouraged.
“We encourage students and alumni to ask questions, take notes, and make connections for their futures!” Vevoda said.
More information about the career fairs, including a list of employers registered, is available on the
following website: pdx.edu/advising-career-services/career-fairs. The Advising and Career Services website is available at pdx.edu/careers