GVSU Career Center to host virtual Winter Career and Internship Fair

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The GVSU Winter Career and Internship Fair returns virtually this year, hosting 135 employers from a variety of industries.

The event will be held on February 24 from 2-6 p.m through Handshake. Prior to the fair, students are also able to view the attending employers and sign up for individual 10minute meetings or group sessions with employers. 

The virtual format allows the Career Center to host employers from a larger geographical region. This will also allow more flexibility for students who want to attend between classes. 

“COVID has definitely shifted what was once a more in-person approach to recruiting to now a more virtual space” said Rachel Becklin, career advisor and internship specialist for the Career Center. “We are seeing many more virtual events, as well as virtual interviews taking place.” 

Students can select the best times for conversations, which can either be exploratory to learn more about the work world, or recruitment focused for those looking for internship and job opportunities.

To prepare students for this shift into the virtual job market, the Career Center is also adapting. Its website contains tips such as how to prepare and stand out at a virtual fair as well as a podcast that discusses what you need to know before a virtual interview. 

A Resume Review on February 18 from 12-2 p.m. will help people prepare for the fair. Students can sign up to have their resume reviewed by industry professionals and receive feedback on things like formatting, content and how to translate course work into an experience that employers will value.

For those who are interested specifically in summer job opportunities, the annual Summer Job Fair will be held in person on March 17 from 1- 4 p.m. on the Allendale Campus. Here, students and employers alike can talk about employment options for the summer of 2022.