Career & Counseling Services  
   

Career Fairs & Events

 
Class to Career Seminar Series

In collaboration with the Association for Human Resource Management (AHRM) of Greater Grand Rapids.

Classes take place from 5 to 6 p.m. in the Donnelly Center.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Topic: Resumes - Panel of Human Resource professionals will discuss
"How to get your resume looked at in this economy"
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Topic: Etiquette - Interview, Business, Dining Etiquette
The good, the bad, and the ugly
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 
Topic: Networking - Up to 95% of jobs are found through networking.
A look at Linkedin and how Facebook can affect your career 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015   
Topic:  Interviewing – Practice with a Professional 
 
Collaborative Events

Accounting Recruiting Event
Students meet with employers looking for accounting candidates.

Date: Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Time: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: Wege Center Ballroom

What Can I Do With This Major? Biology/Chemistry Dept
Information/Alumni Networking Event

Date: Thursday, October 9, 2014
Time: 6 to 8 p.m.

Location: Albertus Hall, Room 111


 
Career Fairs
Career Fairs are generally one day events that provide access to employer interviews and informational sessions. They also provide an environment where you can polish your interviewing and networking skills. Career counselors encourage students to consider attending these networking events prior to their senior year. >Download the 2014-2015 Career Fairs list (pdf)
 
Spring is the time when schools and school districts begin to access their employment needs for next fall. Recruitment fairs for teachers begin in the spring and for out of state schools also go into the summer months. Aquinas students have the opportunity to make connections with over 500 employers annually, through a number of career fairs and networking events including:
 

GVSU Fall Career Fair 2014
Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe St., Grand Rapids >Directions
No fee or pre-registration.
Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
Meet employers from a wide variety of organizations and obtain career information on internships and full-time positions.

For more information on Preparation, Parking, and Participating employers, visit the GVSU Career Fair website.

 
GAP Year Fair
Date: Thursday, October 30, 2014
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Maas Center, Hope College Campus
 

Michigan Collegiate Job Fair
Date: Friday, November 14, 2014 (tentative)
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Burton Manor, Livonia, Mich.

 

Job Pursuit - The Interview Fair (Pre-registration required*)
Date: Tuesday, February 13, 2015
Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Crown Plaza, Lansing, Mich.

$10 Registration fee*
Meet and greet employers in the morning session with an opportunity for an extended interview in the afternoon.
Job Pursuit is a consortium of private, independent Michigan colleges and universities with the purpose of sponsoring and hosting an annual job fair. It is unique in that allows employers to conduct pre-screening interviews in the morning and 20 minute follow up interviews for selected candidates scheduled for the afternoon. Employers have the opportunity to interact with over 350 students from Michigan's top private colleges. Established in 1978, Job Pursuit is the oldest collegiate job fair consortium in Michigan. Event details can be found at www.jobpursuit.org
*Register in Career and Counseling Services, lower level of the Donnelly Center.

 

GVSU Winter Career Fair 2015
Date: Thursday, February 24, 2015
Time: 1 to 5 p.m.
Location: DeVos Place Convention Center, 303 Monroe St., Grand Rapids >Directions
No fee or pre-registration.

Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes.
Meet employers from a wide variety of organizations and obtain career information on internships and full-time positions.

For more information and a list of participating employers, visit the GVSU Career Fairs web page.