SMU Career and Internship Fair offers students an opportunity to network with potential employers

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Employers anticipate students arriving to the SMU Career and Internship Fair Photo credit: Sierra Uselton

Approximately 93 employers and 700 students participated in the SMU Career and Internship Fair Tuesday, Feb. 10 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Ballrooms.

This event gives students the chance to speak with potential employers about internships and full-time positions in their field while also making professional contacts. Sophomore business management major Tessa Nemec said, “I came to the Career and Internship Fair seeking a way to get my foot in the door with companies I hope to work for after I graduate.”

Employers like State Farm Insurance Company, Neiman Marcus, and Northwestern Mutual were just a few of the notable companies in attendance.

“Getting to know the personalities of each company in a one-on-one setting and learning what they could offer for my long-term goals was a huge step in planning my career,” Nemec also said.

Not only do students get the opportunity to network with companies in a more personal setting, they can also find the companies they wish to network with at the fair more easily. Through the SMU Career Fair phone app, students were able to locate companies of their choice with the interactive floorplan. The app also offered information such as complete company listings, event details, announcements of real-time updates and fair tips.

The SMU Career and Internship Fair benefits any student from the freshman seeking internships to seniors looking for full-time employment.

“Whether you are a senior seeking to solidify a job before graduation or a first-year student seeking to gain insight about the inner workings of a Career Fair and opportunities that are available, it is an event all students should attend,” said Regina James, Associate Director of the Hegi Family Career Development Center.

The Hegi Family Career Development Center sponsors the SMU Career and Internship Fair in both the spring and fall semesters.

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