Please see Handshake for this years virtual event. The below information refers to our normal in-person event.
What is Job Pursuit?
Job Pursuit is a unique blend of small private institutions with highly prepared and well-educated students seeking internships and full-time positions. Students and employers have the opportunity to engage through networking and on-site interviews. It was established in 1978 and is the oldest collegiate job fair consortium in Michigan.
Who should attend?
Sophomores, Juniors, and seniors from participating schools who are interested in exploring internship and employment opportunities with a variety of companies. There are opportunities in business, social services, and government for a broad array of majors.
How much does the fair cost and how do I register?
Registration is required and the cost is $10.00. To register, you must contact the Career Services Center at your respective school. Registration is required. You will be assigned a number that will identify you to the employers for the day. Deadline to register is Friday, February 8, 2019.
How should I prepare and what should I bring?
You should research the companies that will be in attendance and target the companies that you want to interview with. Bring plenty of resumes with your assigned number marked in red, in the upper right hand corner of each one. Dress professionally; a modest business suit for both men and women is appropriate. Limit the amount of jewelry and cologne you wear.
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What time should I arrive and where do I park?
Be early, you should arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. The job fair starts promptly at 9:00 a.m.. Free parking is available in the parking lots surrounding the hotel.
What about lunch?
Auto-Owners Insurance provides an optional lunch to students interested in learning more about the company. Please contact your school’s career center to RSVP. There are also plenty of restaurant options surrounding the hotel. During the lunch break, held from 11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., employers will select candidates they wish to interview and schedules for the afternoon will be made.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Please contact your school’s career center: