The Florida State University Career Center will be hosting a series of career events this week providing students with the opportunity to connect directly with employers and for employers to fulfill their hiring needs.
Career Fair Week will kick-off with Engineering Day, a career fair centered around engineering, computer sciences, and technical fields. Nearly 100 employers, including General Motors, Harris Corporation, and State Farm Insurance will be in attendance, seeking students to fill full-time, part-time, internship, and co-op positions. Engineering Day will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering.
The Career Center, in partnership with the Student Veterans Center, will host Veterans Networking Night from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the FSU Alumni Center Grand Ballroom. This networking event will provide employers who are attending either Engineering Day or Seminole Futures with the opportunity to connect with students who have demonstrated success through their service to our country and campus.
Seminole Futures, FSU’s largest, all-major career fair, will be held on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. Over 200 recruiters from corporate, non-profit, and government-affiliated organizations will be attending the event, seeking skilled, goal-oriented, creatively driven students and recent graduates. All students are welcome to network among the variety of employers, affording them the opportunity to find relevant experience in their field of interest.
Billy Norcilien, a senior majoring in information technology, acquired an internship with J.P. Morgan as a technology analyst after attending the FSU Career Center’s Seminole Futures event. “Seminole Futures provided me with the opportunity for face to face interactions with recruiters,” Norcilien said. “It allowed me to put a face to my resume, which ultimately helped me get an internship with J.P. Morgan.”
The FSU Career Center hosts 19 career fairs throughout the school year, providing students with numerous opportunities to form meaningful connections with employers. In 2015, the Career Center hosted 1,420 organizations and 11,159 students during the career fairs.
“FSU’s Career Fair Week provides students the perfect venue to prepare for career success by exploring career opportunities in a variety of industries and connecting with local and national employers,” said Career Center Director Myrna Hoover.
For more information, visit The Career Center’s website at career.fsu.edu.