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Time to take your professional attire out of hibernation, Bears! The annual Job, Internship and Networking (JIN) Fair is back and in-person.
The Job, Internship and Networking (JIN) Fair, run by the Career and Post-Graduate Development office, will be held in Floy Lewis Bakes Field House from 12pm-2pm on Wednesday, February 15th. Over 70 organizations will be in attendance, from industries ranging from pharmaceuticals to education to non-profits, so every student can find something that meets their interests and studies. As Samantha Harvey, Assistant Director for Employer Engagement, emphasized, “organizations offer a variety of roles within their company, and students will be able to learn about potential job opportunities that they might not have otherwise known about.” Additionally, students will have an opportunity to get free headshots taken for their LinkedIn profiles and other professional endeavors.
Whatever step of your academic and career journey students are at, they are able to attend the JIN Fair. It is an opportunity to connect with multiple organizations and get a better sense of what types of jobs are out there. The fair is also an opportunity to ask questions about organizations face-to-face and gain valuable information for job or
internship searches. It gives students a chance to connect with employers, which can lead
to potential jobs and new career opportunities. Harvey continued, “[any student] can get
the most out of the event by taking steps to prepare for the fair, coming with an open mind, and following up with connections they made after the fair. CPD is here to help students at every step of the process.”
The Career and Post-Graduate Development office has programs set up to provide support to students before, during, and after the event. Leading up to the 15th, there will be designated drop-in hours to discuss resumes, job searching, and other advice about attending the fair. Independently, students are encouraged to review and update their resumes, research attending organizations, practice a personal “elevator pitch,” and formulate questions to ask the organizations. As always, students can also schedule appointments with the office’s career advisors before or after the fair. The JIN Fair page on Ursinus’s website is another helpful resource for tips to get the most out of the Fair.
Students can register for the fair through Handshake to receive updates and view the comprehensive list of organizations in attendance. To find this, log into Handshake and click the events tab. From there, find the JIN posting and click “join event” in the upper right corner. Refer to this page to check the list of organizations and filter by major, location and industry, and current openings.
Any additional questions can be directed to the Career and Post-Graduate Development office via email at email@example.com or stopping by their offices on the first floor of Bomberger.