DSU students are looking for information about careers and internships. The Career and Internship Fair helps DSU students find employment. Graphic by Madisyn Dwiggins.
Dixie State University Career Services is holding its annual career and internship fair on September 30 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Gardner Ballroom Center.
From noon to 2 p.m., students have the option of obtaining a free professional photo taken at the fair to use for their Handshake or LinkedIn profiles.
This fair is designed to help students meet future employers, gain experience and knowledge in their area of interest, and see what professional skills are needed.
“One of the best ways to explore your career is to interact and engage with professionals in fields and industries that interest you,” said Rochelle Blatter, Senior Career Advisor. “It will help you validate your career path and / or help you find directions and information to help you make career-related decisions. “
Blatter said a portion of the career fair and internship students have the option to attend a student internship panel at noon. Students who attend will hear testimonials from former students who have completed internships and their experiences.
“I was able to apply things I learned in class while gaining hands-on experience that is vital to my resume,” said Emilee Sheehy, communications student at Riverton.
Through internships, students are able to decipher whether the career path they are on is the right one for them.
“Internships are wonderful opportunities to use your experience,” said Chandler Whitlock, academic advisor for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences. “Not to mention that you can learn more about potential career paths. “
The Career and Internship Fair is also recommended for students who have already completed internships.
“Any experience is a good experience,” Whitlock said. “A different internship can help develop your resume and provide networking opportunities that you can rely on for references. ”
The fair includes common jobs, but also job opportunities that students may not have heard of.
“Students may be surprised to find less obvious employment opportunities that they otherwise wouldn’t be aware of,” said Michele Tisdale, academic advisor for the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
This event features a variety of employers willing to provide DSU students with internship and career opportunities; this will allow students to make a plan for their future.
To attend the Career and Internship Fair, register through Handshake or visit the Career and Internship Fair at the Gardner Ballroom Center.