Many job recruiters to attend Career and Internship Fair at Saint Martin’s University

April 3, 2013

LACEY, Wash. — More than 80 potential employers will be on hand Tuesday, April 9 to meet with students and job seekers at the 2013 Career and Internship Fair, co-sponsored by Saint Martin’s University and The Evergreen State College. The fair will take place 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Marcus Pavilion on the Saint Martin’s University campus, 5300 Pacific Ave. SE. The fair is free and open to the public. Saint Martin’s students and alumni are encouraged to attend.

careerfairandinternshipfair This year’s fair will feature 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 will represent their graduate programs at the event.

“We are very pleased that new organizations are planning to attend, and hope the generous number of recruiters this year is a sign of an improving economy,” says Ann Adams, director of career services at Saint Martin’s. “We are 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.”

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 for attendees to gather information, polish their professional image and learn to market themselves more effectively, Adams says.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres 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 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 400 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia 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

Meg Nugent Dwyer
Media relations manager
360-412-6126; MDwyer@stmartin.edu