Career and Internship Fair offers opportunities for job-seekers

Saint Martin’s University to co-present event with The Evergreen State College

March 21, 2008

Lacey, Washington — Saint Martin’s campus will be a gathering spot for students and job-seekers alike on Tuesday, April 1, when Saint Martin’s University and The Evergreen State College present the 2008 Career and Internship Fair. The fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Saint Martin’s Pavilion, 5300 Pacific Ave. S.E., Lacey. Admission is free and open to the public.

This year’s Career and Internship Fair is the largest in the event’s history, featuring 160 employers from private industry, state and local government, and non-profit organizations. Some employers will be conducting on-site interviews for full-time, part-time and summer positions. For those seeking higher-education opportunities, several colleges and universities will be representing their graduate programs.

“The Career and Internship Fair is always a major event for the community,” says Ann Adams, director of Saint Martin’s Career Center, “But this year, with a record number of employers participating, we’re expecting an impressive turnout.”

The event is not just for individuals seeking immediate employment, according to Adams. “Most attendees are there to explore current job opportunities, but many go just to learn how they can polish their professional image and market themselves more effectively,” she explains. “At the fair, people can gather information directly from organizations, represent themselves to potential employers, practice job-interviewing skills and update resumes.”

Adams recommends that attendees come dressed in appropriate business attire and bring copies of their resumes. Those present will be eligible for prize drawings from a “Wheel of Fortune” donated by Party Outfitters.

Major fair sponsors are Saint Martin's University; The Evergreen State College; Associated Students of Saint Martin’s University; ACS; Advanced Health Care; Alaska Airlines; Becker CPA Review; BECU; Big Brothers Big Sisters; Campus Point; Catholic Community Services; Engineered Software, Inc.; Enterprise Rent-A-Car; Farmers Insurance Group; General Construction Company; Harbor Wholesale Grocery, Inc.; Hatton Godat Pantier; Heritage Bank; Hidden Valley Camp; INCA Engineers, Inc.; John L. Scott Real Estate; Kiewit; MIXX 96FM; Murray, Smith & Associates, Inc.; Party Outfitters; Pierce County Sheriff’s Department; Professional Temp Staffing Agency; Ruth Dykeman Children’s Center; Venture Bank; Volt Services Group; Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors; Western Washington University; and YMCA Camp Colman.

For more information about the 2008 Career and Internship Fair, contact Saint Martin’s Career Center at 360-438-4382 or aadams@stmartin.edu.

Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, Catholic, coeducational university located on a 320-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 18 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 21 majors and six graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes 1,250 students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its main campus, and 650 more to its five extension campuses located at Fort Lewis Army Post, McChord Air Force Base, Olympic College, Centralia College and Tacoma Community College.

For additional information:

Ann Adams
Director of career services
Saint Martin’s University
360-486-8842
aadams@stmartin.edu