CSU-Pueblo Career Fair/Interview Day scheduled for March 7-8

Nearly 70 local, regional, state, and national employers will participate in the
1st annual Career Fair from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7 in the Occhiato University Center at Colorado State University-Pueblo with interviews scheduled for Thursday, March 8.

“The Career Fair will be of special interest to all CSU-Pueblo students-not just seniors,” said Michelle Gjerde, director of the CSU-Pueblo’s Career Center. “Alumni and seniors can talk to recruiters about full-time professional opportunities. Juniors and sophomores can use this opportunity to find out about internships and summer employment. First-year and sophomore students can explore future career opportunities in their majors.”

Gjerde noted that candidates seeking full-time employment should be professionally dressed and bring multiple copies of their updated resumes.

“College hiring is up 17 percent for the class of 2007, but job seekers need to be ready to face this job market possessing excellent communication and technical skills. Competition remains very high,” said Gjerde.

Some of the employers showcasing their organizations are: American National Insurance, Adam Aircraft, USAA, AmeriCorps, Clear Channel Radio, Horace Mann Companies, Enterprise, Farmers Insurance, F.B.I., Federal Bureau of Prisons, Hertz, Lithia, Lowe’s Corporation, Walgreens, Pepsi Bottling Group, Peace Corps, Pikes Peak Television, Pulte Homes, T. Rowe Price, Target, Convergys, Kiewit Western, Kumar & Associates, Inc., AXA-Advisors, Terracon Consultants, Trane, Bureau of Land Management-Colorado, Denver Department of Safety, City of Pueblo, Colorado State Patrol, U.S. Marine Corps-Officer Selection Office, U.S. Army, and U.S. Navy.

Current students, alumni, employees of the University, and members of the Pueblo community are welcome to attend this free event. For more information about the Career Fair, contact Gjerde at 719-549-2980.

Colorado State University - Pueblo is a regional, comprehensive university emphasizing professional, career-oriented, and applied programs. Displaying excellence in teaching, celebrating diversity, and engaging in service and outreach, CSU-Pueblo is distinguished by access, opportunity, and the overall quality of services provided to its students.