Finding a professional internship or job can prove to be difficult for many students. Luckily for Bulldogs, Ferris is bringing the job opportunities directly to them.
Ferris’ Center for Leadership, Activities and Career Services (CLACS) hosted the annual Career and Internship Fair in the University Center 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and Tuesday, Oct. 18.
“It sounds like a good place to find employers that are interested in having interns, which is important,” said Ferris music industry management freshman Steven Schaefer.
There were employers looking for students of business, computer information, healthcare, education, physical sciences, social sciences, engineering technology and law enforcement, as well as opportunities with non-profit organizations and state and federal employment, according to Albright.
“Explore career options, network with employers, gather information, [take] advantage in finding an internship and employment, apply for internships and employment and meet employers that are hiring now,” Albright said.
The Career and Internship Fair has been annual at Ferris since 2013 and has had close to 1,000 students attend in each previous year, according to Albright.
“The after-college jobs and internships are extremely important to students, obviously, because that’s their end goal,” said Ferris biology freshman Molly Fitzgerald. “Having someone interested in you and having you on their team would be very important, and just to see and make sure that’s definitely where you want to go, that’s definitely where you want to be in a couple of years. I feel like that would be the importance of it.”
Over 240 employers attended, according to Michele Albright, Ferris coordinator of the Career Volunteer Center.
“Serious seekers should dress to impress and bring several copies of their resumes,” Albright said.