Matching talent with opportunity

Career Connections Expo

Bloomsburg University's Career Connections Expo will be held Thursday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KUB Ballroom, featuring nearly 100 organizations recruiting students of all majors for job opportunities, internships and other networking possibilities.

Nearly 100 organizations, including several graduate schools, will be represented at the upcoming Bloomsburg University Career Connections Expo on Thursday, March 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the KUB Ballroom.

“Recruiters coming to a college’s career fair aren’t just looking to fill jobs,” said Luke Zeigler, assistant director of Career and Professional Development. “They’re coming to a campus to build relationships with all students regardless of class level. They’re hoping to provide advice, guidance and suggestions for students looking to increase their chances of getting a job in the future.”

According to Zeigler, organizations will be recruiting students of all majors. Several more will be perfect fits for each of the four colleges like Richmond County Schools for education majors, Devereaux Advanced Behavioral Health for liberal arts majors, City Year for science and technology majors, and Sherwin-Williams for business majors.

In addition to networking job and internship opportunities, students will also be able to:

  • explore a variety of career options and organization types
  • build their professional network
  • practice professional communication and interviewing skills
  • get feedback from future employers about what they look for in candidates
  • show enthusiasm for their professional future

Why participate?

“It’s a zero pressure environment to build connections and get valuable insight into future career options,” Zeigler said. “It will be the perfect place to explore their options and learn strategies that will help them achieve their professional goals. There is absolutely nothing to lose, and so much to gain!”

Advice?

Zeigler says …

  • look at the list of organizations coming to the expo and prepare questions ahead of time
  • bring a resume with the plan of asking for advice on how to make it better
  • take notes and follow up with the people you meet!

“For help, come to the CPDCE,” Zeigler said. “Beyond anything else, the Career Expo is a learning, skill building and networking opportunity. Having the chance to meet with ninety-plus companies in one day, free of charge, a short walk on campus is an opportunity that is only available while you are a student at BU.”

“The fact students might walk away with a job or internship offer or a number of interviews, the expo is a ‘can’t miss event.’”