Kansas State University Career Fair connects students, potential employers
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
MANHATTAN — Prospective employers are showing a strong interest in Kansas State University students.
Representatives from more than 300 companies, industries and agencies are registered for the 2014 All-University Career Fair, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23, and Wednesday, Sept. 24, at Bramlage Coliseum, making it a filled-to-capacity event. The 2013 fair attracted around 200 employers.
"We're currently finding places to squeeze in a few more tables because we hate to turn away employers who want to employ our students," said Angela Hayes, the All-University Career Fair chair for Kansas State University's career and employment services. "We have more than 90 companies that will conduct next-day interviews."
The fair is for Kansas State University students, but it is open to members of the Manhattan community also.
Among the employers who will attend the fair are Black & Veatch; BNSF Railway; Cargill; Cerner Corp.; Chevron Phillips; ConocoPhillips; DST Systems; EdwardJones Investments; Enterprise; Farmers Insurance Group; Frontier Farm Credit; Garmin; GTM Sportswear; Koch Industries; Oneok; Payless Shoesource; Perceptive Software; Phillips 66; RedGuard; Tradebot Systems; Union Pacific Railroad; and the U.S. Department of Defense's Science, Mathematics & Research for Transformation, or SMART program.
A full list of participating employers can be found by going to http://www.k-state.edu/ces and selecting "My CES Account." After logging in, click the "Career Fairs and Events" tab, and then select "Career Fair" to get an up-to-date list of registered employers.
"With increasing job competition, it's important that career fair attendees dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resume," Hayes said.
Some employers may offer qualified students next-day interviews, which will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 24-25 in the K-State Student Union Ballroom.
A shuttle bus will run between the Union and Bramlage Coliseum every 20 minutes — from 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. — both days of the career fair.
Career and employment services will host events prior to the fair for students who need help crafting a resume or who may not have the funds to purchase professional attire. Walk-in Wednesday from noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 17 and Resume Critique from noon to 2 p.m. offer cover letter and resume review and advice in Holtz Hall. The Career Closet will be available in Holtz Hall from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 16 and from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19.