Campus, community organizations to host nonprofit, government internship career fair

Employees of the Career Development Center talk to students about their department, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, in the Bovee University Center.

From 9am to 12pm on Jan. 28 in Bovee University Center Rotunda, the Central Michigan University's Career Development Center, Nonprofit Leadership Student Alliance and Mount Pleasant Community Foundation is hosting a Nonprofit and Government Internship Career Fair. 

The fair is an opportunity for students to network with recruiters that could lead to internships and professional entry-level jobs. 

"This is a great opportunity to find an internship or a job for graduating seniors this year,” graduate student Teagan Wertz said. “But even if none of the job prospects work out, it's still a great opportunity to practice networking and practice speaking to professionals within the field. So even if your domain isn't necessarily nonprofits or government, it is still a great opportunity to practice dressing professionally and having professional conversations.”

Central Michigan University's Handshake website asked that students prepare a short, one-minute pitch to introduce themselves to recruiters. Additionally, students must create and bring resumes to pass out to make connections and dress professionally. 

The recruiters will be looking at non-profit and government majors, but many will be considering all majors. To view the list of registered employers and research updates and job postings, check Handshake prior to the event.