March Signals Start of Job Fair Season

The NMU JOBSearch Center has scheduled four employment/career fairs this semester for NMU students and alumni. They include a new ITV Nursing Job Fair that will use distance education technology and facilities to make the initial contact between NMU nursing students and prospective employers as convenient and cost-efficient as possible.


“Participating in the distance nursing job fair will benefit both the healthcare organizations and students by saving them money on travel costs,” said John Frick ( JOBSearch Center ). “This is NMU’s way of addressing the critical need for nurses in Michigan . We are hoping to make this an annual event in order to help our nursing students secure the positions, externships and other opportunities they desire. We hope to expand this fair to include at least 10 organizations next year.”


The ITV Nursing Job Fair is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, April 5, in the Bresnan Classroom in New Science (room 2810). Sessions featuring individual health care organizations will be scheduled on the hour so that students can attend one or all, based on their geographical areas of interest.


Three hospitals confirmed to take part in this inaugural effort, followed by their tentative times, are: Oakwood Healthcare Systems in Detroit, 9 a.m. ; Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., 10 a.m.; and the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor, 11 a.m. Additional employers will be scheduled at a later date. Each participating hospital will provide a brief overview of career possibilities followed by a question-and-answer period with instructions on how to finalize an application.


Dates and details of the remaining events this semester are as follows:


Summer Employment Job Fair: 1-3:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17, in the Great Lakes Rooms of the University Center . It is an opportunity for local and regional companies and organizations to recruit part-time help and volunteers for the summer. As of today, 22 employers are registered to participate.


Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, March 24, in the Great Lakes Rooms. Seven colleges and universities from across the Upper Peninsula sponsor the fair and students from these schools will travel to NMU to discuss employment possibilities with attending employers. Forty-six employers have registered to date; as many as six will remain on campus for two additional days to interview candidates for positions.


Teacher Job Fair will be held from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, in the Great Lakes Rooms. The Teacher Job Fair provides an opportunity for NMU education graduates and alumni to discuss employment possibilities with schools and educational organizations.



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