CSU, Chico News

CSU, Chico Career Fairs Provide Opportunities for Current University Students and Alumni

Date: 02-13-2017

Sean Murphy
Public Affairs

Starting next week, California State University, Chico’s Career Center will host a series of career fairs to give current University students and alumni the opportunity to meet and network with a wide range of local, state and national employers.

This year’s career fairs include the Business, IT and SAP Career Fair; the Education Hiring Fair; and the Career and Internship Job Fair. Each event will be held at the University’s Bell Memorial Union Auditorium (BMU).

“The career fairs are open to all Chico State students and alumni,” said CSU, Chico Career Center Director Megan Odom. The University’s career fairs regularly attract companies from all over the country, along with hundreds of CSU, Chico students and alums.

Upcoming career events on campus include:

Business, IT and SAP Career Fair
Wednesday, Feb. 22
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BMU Auditorium
More than 90 employers are expected to attend, including companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Employers slated to attend include Accenture, Anheuser-Busch, Chevron Information Technology, Cintas, Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Liberty Mutual Insurance and Tesla Motors. More than 1,100 students attended last year’s Business, IT and SAP Career Fair.

Education Hiring Fair
Saturday, March 25
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
BMU AuditoriumSchool districts from all over California will attend, providing information about jobs at the K-12 level. The 90 school districts slated to attend include Antelope Valley Union High School, Davis Joint Unified School District, San Francisco Unified School District, Sonoma Valley Unified School District and Tahoe Truckee Unified School District. Approximately 350 teaching credentialed candidates and alumni attended last year’s Education Hiring Fair.

Career and Internship Job Fair
Wednesday, April 5
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
BMU Auditorium
For students and alumni from all majors looking for career positions and internships, employers from business, government, nonprofit, health care and social services will be present. More than 60 employers are registered, including Build.com, the California Highway Patrol and Jackson Family Wines. Also in attendance will be representatives from the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force Reserve and the U.S. Marine Corps. Between 800 and 1,000 students typically attend the Career and Internship Job Fair each spring, Odom said.

The Career Center is also hosting a series of free preparation seminars for University students and alumni who want to prepare for the career fairs or brush up on best practices.

“These are casual events, where we answers all questions about the day, like what to wear, what to bring, what to say and everything in between,” Odom said. “Career Center advisors and guest employers will share best practices for a successful career fair experience.”

The preparation seminars will be held:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 15 from 4–5 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 20 from 4–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 11 a.m. to noon and from 4–5 p.m.
  • Monday, April 3 from 4–5 p.m.
  • Tuesday April 4 from 11 a.m. to noon and from 4–5 p.m.

For more information about the Career Fair events, contact the Career Center at 530-898-5253 or via email at careercenter@csuchico.edu. More information is available at http://www.csuchico.edu/careers.