Franklin & Marshall students and alumni exploring career options will soon get face time with potential employers, thanks to a new initiative of F&M's Office of Student & Postgraduate Development.
More than 40 local, regional and national employers will visit campus for F&M's Job & Internship Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5 in the atrium of Steinman College Center and Kreisel Lobby of Roschel Performing Arts Center. Students and alumni will have a chance to learn about full-time, part-time and internship opportunities with organizations such as Lancaster General Health, Frontier Communications, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives and others. The complete list of employers visiting campus is available online.
F&M Director of Employer Partnerships Joe Gebbie, who is organizing the fair with Post-Graduate Fellow Christian Hartranft '12, said the fair is an opportunity for students and alumni seeking employment or looking for career transitions.
"In the current economic environment, students should attempt to give themselves every possible advantage in the job market," Gebbie said. "Whether you're a graduating senior or a first-year student hoping to learn about careers, all students should consider attending. The employers know the high quality of students F&M produces, and they're excited to meet them."
The fair is a chance for students to meet and ask questions of potential employers, Hartranft said.
"Whenever students have a chance to meet face-to-face with representatives of organizations, it's priceless," Hartranft said. "Face-to-face meetings are so crucial in today's job market."
Gebbie and Hartranft recommend that students and alumni attend the event in professional attire. They also urge students to bring resumes, and, if they have them, business cards.
To help students prepare or refine their resumes, the Office of Student and Post-Graduate Development is offering a resume workshop from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 in the Booth Ferris Room of Steinman College Center.
"We'll be going over all the basics of producing a resume so students will be prepared," Gebbie said.