Spring Career Fair biggest in five years
Most students and employers attended Western's Spring Career Fair than in the past in five years. The free networking event was attended by 738 students and 82 businesses in April.
Sponsored by WWU’s Career Services Center, the Spring Career Fair is a major recruiting event that allows students and the general public to meet with hiring managers from a wide range of employers, including private-sector companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies.
This event provides valuable opportunities for students and alumni of all majors to discuss internship and employment possibilities with participating organizations. For those who may be uncertain about their career goals or options, the Spring Career Fair is an excellent resource for conducting job market research.
Employers participating in this event included: 24 Hour Fitness, AmeriCorps, Apex Systems, Clearwire, Comcast, Campus Point, Expedia, Fred Meyer, First Investors Corp., Girl Scouts of Western Washington, Issaquah School District, Maurices, NALCO, Outback Power Technologies, PACCAR, Synapse Product Development, Samson Rope, Sherwin Williams, SPIE, Trane, Washington Department of Revenue, Wells Fargo, Zones, Inc., and many more.
WWU students attending the Spring Career Fair were also encouraged to stop by the WWU Alumni Association’s “Don’t End Up Living in Your Parents’ Basement” alumni networking event. Students were able to meet successful WWU alumni who visited campus to share their career experiences and advice with future Western graduates. Executives and managers from top companies including Microsoft, Amazon, Waggener Edstrom and Costco answered questions and provided advice to students on landing jobs at their companies. These alumni represent graduating classes from 1971 to 2011.