Career Services helps students plan for success

Updated: Feb 9, 2019


Every year Salisbury University’s Career Services Office hosts events on campus for students of all majors. This upcoming spring is jam-packed with a ton of job fairs and networking nights, so if you’re looking for a job or an internship keep reading!


The Career Services Office is located in Suite 133 of the Guerrieri Student Union (next to Cool Beans) and is open all year long. The mission of Career Services is to “empower students to identify and maximize the connection between what they learn and how they make a living.”


The center offers guidance to those students who do not have a clear goal in mind as to what exactly they want to do after they graduate. 


All year long Career Services hosts events like job fairs and networking nights that were created to help students get their foot in the door and become better prepared for life after they get their degree.


Although both job fairs and networking nights were created with the same intention of helping students, they are not the same kind of event. 


A student talks to a potential employer at last semester's job fair. Emma Reider image.

Associate Director of Career Services, Charlie Endicott explained the differences between job fairs and networking nights and highlighted that both are good venues for students to explore possible careers and figure out the things they can do with their degree.


“The job fairs are specific to employers that might have jobs or internships that may or may not be alumni representatives,” Endicott said. “A networking night is where you go and typically meet alumni and you’re able to talk to them and network with them.”


In the upcoming months, Career Services is hosting several job fairs and networking nights. On March 5 the 2019 Spring Job and Internship Fair will take place at noon in MAGGS Physical Activities Center and will be open to all majors.


More than 100 employers will be at this event so through attending this fair students will be given a great opportunity to connect with various employers for full-time and internship opportunities.


On Thursday, March 7, the Summer Job/Internship Fair will take place from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. in the Guerrieri Student Union. On May 8 the MASMI Career Fair will take place and is open to any students who have taken or are currently enrolled in a sales class. 

SU Career Services and the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance will sponsor the 2019 Non Profit Job Fair to be held on Tuesday, March 12, from noon to 3:00 p.m. in the Wicomico Room, Guerrieri Student Union.


On March 28 the 2019 Maryland Metropolitan Education Expo will take place in Adele H. Stamp Student Union- Grand Ballroom (3972 Campus Dr. College Park, MD 20742). The MMEE is a one day recruiting event that offers talented students in the field of education to network and interview with school systems.


The last job fair that will take place in the spring is the STEM Job and Internship fair. This event will take place from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and will be located in the Assembly Hall on the 2nd floor of Academic Commons.


This mini job and internship fair will provide students with the opportunity to speak to employers that have job and internship openings in STEM fields. There will be 30-40 employers recruiting STEM students and there will be over 100 STEM students attending.


In addition to job fairs there are also several networking nights planned for this upcoming spring. The Political Science Networking Night takes place on Monday March 11, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The Psychology/Social Work Networking Night will take place Wednesday March 27 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Last but not least, the Communications Networking Night is planned for Friday April 12 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.


Students are encouraged to attend these events if they want to network with potential employers or if they just want to get a feel for what they will be doing after they get their degrees.


If you want more information on these events you can visit https://www.salisbury.edu/calendars/ or visit the Career Services Office which is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

By MELANIE RAIBLE

Staff writer

Featured photo: Emma Reider image.

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