Two Reasons Why Faculty/Staff Should Attend a Local Job Fair

Posted: January 06, 2023 | Author: McKinley Hatch | Read Time: 3 minutes

SUU's Local Job FairFor approximately 80% of students at Southern Utah University, the ultimate goal of attending college is to prepare for a future career. One of the resources that the SUU Career and Professional Development Center offers to help students prepare for a future career is on-campus job fairs. These events allow students to meet one-on-one with a recruiter to discuss current jobs and network for future opportunities.

For the very first time, there will be a designated time slot for SUU faculty and staff to attend a job fair at the upcoming Local Job Fair on January 18, 2023. Below are two reasons why you should attend the event as a faculty or staff member.

Build Connections with Industry Partners

Attending the Local Job Fair as a faculty or staff member allows you to meet local industry partners and establish relationships with them. In addition, industry connections could increase classroom visits and donor support, allowing you to know current industry expectations to better prepare your students for the workforce.

At the Local Job Fair, you can find multiple local industry professionals in one room, making it easy to establish connections quickly.

Increase Student Placement & Job Outcomes

As you build relationships with our industry partners, they will be more inclined to reach out to you directly for student internships and career opportunities. As a result, more internships and jobs will arise, and recruiters will want to hire our T-Birds.

Additionally, networking at the Local Job Fair provides more opportunities for classroom visits, on-site tours, and job shadowing opportunities. Don’t you want a career professional inside your classroom telling your students exactly what to expect and how to prepare? The connections you establish at the job fairs on campus might provide the pipeline of employers you need. A vast amount of people that attend the job and career fairs on campus are doing so because they want to get involved at SUU. They want to give back to the university, but they need to know how. Start those conversations at the Local Job Fair and ask about ways to collaborate.

Attend the Local Job Fair on January 18

The Local Job Fair will be held Wednesday, January 18, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Sharwan Smith Student Center Ballroom. Thirty minutes before the event opens to students, faculty and staff are invited to attend to network with industry partners. The doors will open at 9:30 a.m. for faculty and staff, and we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. This window of time may be difficult for class times, but consider ending class 10 minutes early to stop by for just a few minutes. We hope to see you there!

SUU Career and Professional Development Center

For any questions, please contact the SUU Career and Professional Development Center at SUU’s Career and Professional Development Center helps college students find jobs, write resumes, and prepare for interviews in addition to assisting students with major and career decisions. Learn more about the Career Center’s services.

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