Career and Internship Fair offers opportunities for job-seekers

March 9, 2012

CareerFairLACEY, WASHINGTON—Students and job-seekers will have an opportunity to connect with a wide range of employers April 3 at the 2012 Career and Internship Fair. The fair, co-sponsored by Saint Martin’s University and The Evergreen State College, will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The fair welcomes students, alumni and the public. Admission is free.

This year’s Career and Internship Fair will feature over 75 employers from private industry, government agencies and non-profit organizations. Some will be conducting on-site interviews for full-time, part-time and summer positions. Several colleges and universities also will represent their graduate programs at the event.

“I am pleased to see a healthy number of recruiters this year and hope it is a sign of an improving economy. I am especially grateful to our core group of organizations who attend each year, even if they are not hiring right now, to meet our students and help them make connections for future employment” says Ann Adams, director of career services at Saint Martin’s. “This is always a great opportunity for both our students and our employment community to meet face-to-face and learn about each other.”

Adams recommends that job-seekers come prepared by wearing appropriate business attire, bringing multiple copies of resumes and brushing up on interview skills in advance. A list of employers planning to attend can be found at www.stmartin.edu/career_fair/.

Even for those not immediately seeking employment, the fair provides a valuable opportunity to gather information, polish their professional image and learn to market themselves more effectively, Adams says.

This year’s fair sponsors are the Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University, Saint Martin’s Alumni Association, Bon Appétit and ABC Printing.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Everett College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.

For additional information:

Ann Adams
Director of career services
360-486-8842
aadams@stmartin.edu

Sarah Holdener
Director of community relations and event management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University
sholdener@stmartin.edu