The University of Maine at Presque Isle will host its Annual Job & Career Fair in the Campus Center from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 25. Thirty businesses and governmental agencies from the region and across the state are expected to participate in the event."The Job & Career Fair provides a unique opportunity for our students and the public to network with employers, discover opportunities, and to gain professional employment," Barbara DeVaney, Director of Career Services, said.
The Job Fair is part of a concerted effort to connect employers with University students and to provide the opportunity for them to meet with these prospective employees. Students will be able to learn more about employment possibilities and employer expectations. Most of the employers have or expect to have job openings for full-time, part-time or summer employment and some employers will provide the opportunity for on-site preliminary interviews.
The University also invites the general public, students from Northern Maine Community College and area high school seniors to attend. The Fair, which is free to employers and attendees, is sponsored by the Senior Class, Business Program students, and the Career Services Center.
"The Career Center provides a wide range of services to our students and alumni," DeVaney said. "We post job listings weekly in the Center and email them to appropriate faculty; employers come to campus to recruit and interview our students; and individual career counseling and workshops are provided on a variety of topics to prepare our students for the job search and to be successful on the job."
While the primary purpose of the UM-Presque Isle Job & Career Fair is to promote employment opportunities, and facilitate the screening and eventual hiring of qualified employees, an additional benefit for employers is the opportunity to promote their products and services. Most employers have ‘giveaways' and donate many items for door prizes that makes the Job Fair a festive and fun event.