Greene County News
CEDARVILLE — Cedarville University will host nearly 100 companies and their representatives at one of the largest career fairs in the county 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in the Doden Field House. The public is also invited.
A number of Fortune 500 organizations, including Procter and Gamble, General Electric, The Boeing Company, Honda and Walgreens are scheduled to attend. Well-known local companies including Reynolds and Reynolds, LexisNexis and Speedway plan to send representatives, and participants will also have the opportunity to interact with several graduate schools.
“This is definitely an opportunity for students of all levels of experience to sharpen their professional networking and interviewing skills, which will better position them to gain internship experience and full-time job offers in the future,” said Cedarville University Director of Career Services Jeff Reep.
Reep also stressed that the fair will provide opportunities for students from varying fields of study. Health care, sales, engineering, retail and data and communications industries will all be represented, as well as mission and government agencies — including the FBI.
Companies often use Cedarville’s Fall Career Fair to fulfill a large portion of their hiring and internship needs. Cummins Inc., a Fortune 500 company based in Columbus, Indiana, will send a contingent of recruiters. They spend the entire day conducting interviews and offer positions to a sizeable portion of each graduating class of engineering students.
“It’s exciting to see the interest that these organizations, companies and graduate schools have in our students,” Reep said. “It’s a real testament to the quality of the students that attend Cedarville.”
Allie Hutchison, assistant director of career services and career fair coordinator, pointed to that quality as a reason well-known organizations continue to return to the fair.
“I repeatedly hear that our students are top notch,” Hutchison said. “They are quality individuals, their work ethic stands out and they’re often doing what these organizations consider master’s- or Ph.D.-level work.”
Visit the career services website to find more information or register for the Fall Career Fair.