Ferris ensures student success

Organized by the Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services, Ferris State University’s career week brings in almost 300 businesses and organizations to help students prepare for a profitable and successful future.

Career week begins on Monday, Feb. 1 and runs through Friday, Feb. 5. Future employers and business owners of all kinds will be flowing into the University Center for the annual career fair.

So, what’s the buzz about career week?

First and foremost is the career preparation workshop. This is ultimately geared towards the transitioning stage from a student carrying a backpack to a professional carrying a briefcase. This particular workshop gets students ready for the job hunt after college through organized activities such as “Speed Interviewing” and “Resume Blitz.”

“It was really fun,” said Ferris psychology junior Jackie Charette. “I was only a freshman when I went so I wasn’t graduating, but it gave me the chance to look and see what job opportunities were out there for me.”

Following on Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Wednesday, Feb. 3 is the career center open house. Ferris invites everyone to come out and experience the many job opportunities out there for each and every person. By walking from table to table, employers groups are handing out endless amounts of information regarding different jobs and fields.

“Students, alumni and community members will have the opportunity to learn about a broad spectrum of opportunities, network with employers and polish their skills as they seek opportunities for internships, employment and service to the community,” said Michele Albright, coordinator of the career and volunteer center.

The focal point of the week is the Career and Internship Fair. There will be hundreds of employer groups present to pursue desirable applicants for various employment opportunities in a number of fields such as business, education, health care, sciences and technology.

Students, faculty and alumni are all welcome to attend the event. Business professional dress attire is required and candidates should bring multiple copies of their resumes.

To read about the 2015 fall career fair, click here.