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UI hosts Summer Employment Fair Feb. 16

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Students looking for summer employment or internships can attend the University of Iowa's Summer Employment Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16 in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union.

Over 140 local, regional and national employers offering summer employment, internship and volunteer opportunities will attend the event. Students in all majors can speak with employers from across the United States and Iowa regarding summer employment, internships and volunteer opportunities. A complete listing of employers attending the event is at the UI Career Development Services web site

Students seek employment during the summer for a variety of reasons, according to Cindy Seyfer, an assistant director in UI Student Financial Aid.

"Some students seek employment to earn and save as much as possible for educational costs in the upcoming fall, while others want positions offering specific professional experience to enhance their resumes," Seyfer said. "Another common goal in the summer for many students is to 'try on' various professional roles in an effort to explore career options and define future goals."

Seyfer advises students in the job search process to present themselves in a professional manner; business casual attire is encouraged at the fair. Resumes are not required but may be important for students looking for specific professional opportunities.

To help students get the most from this event, a workshop "Your Summer Employment Search" will be held in the Indiana Room of the Iowa Memorial Union at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15. Another event planned in coordination with the Summer Employment Fair is the Multicultural Reception at 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15 in 302 Schaeffer Hall.

In addition to the workshops, UI Career Development Services can help students learn more about the summer employment search process and research the employers attending the fair. Employers who have summer job opportunities but are unable to attend the event can contact Career Development Services, 315 Calvin Hall, at (319) 335-1385.

UI Career Development Services, Student Financial Aid, Student Disability Services, Special Support Services, Undergraduate Academic Advising Center, Business Undergraduate Programs Office and Liberal Arts Academic Programs are sponsoring the fair. For more information about the Summer Employment Fair, contact Cindy Seyfer at (319) 335-1460.