Reverse Career Fair Facilitates Involvement of Diverse Student Groups

January 19, 2016

The Career Services Network and the Office of Cultural and Academic Transitions at Michigan State University (MSU) will be hosting a Reverse Career Fair on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the MSU Union Ballroom.

The event is limited to student leaders that have registered and completed the training course on behalf of their student organizations, therefore, no further student/students groups can be added for this year. However, student groups serving diverse populations are encouraged to register for the Reverse Career Fair in the future.

At the Reverse Career Fair, student groups will set up a table to display information about their organizations. Employers will then have an opportunity to visit with 1-5 student leaders from each group. A career fair in reverse, the student leaders will staff the tables and employers will walk around to learn more about these showcased student organizations.

“For students and student groups that are looking to connect with employers, build their network, and brand themselves and their student organizations professionally, this is a must attend event in the future,” said Marcus Sanderlin, Neighborhood Career Director of the Career Services Network.

Over 25 diverse student groups are registered to participate at this year’s event, and over 20 different companies will be sending numerous representatives to engage with students.

The event was strategically positioned the day before the Career Service's Diversity Career Fair, in hopes to additionally prepare student leaders for success at the Diversity Fair. The Diversity Fair will take place on January 21, 2016 from 2 - 6 p.m. at the Breslin Center.

The purpose of this event is to provide student leaders an opportunity to engage with potential employers in a new and innovative way. In conjunction with the Diversity Career Fair, the focus of the Spring 2016 Reverse Career Fair is to highlight student organizations on campus that support diverse populations at MSU.

Students who participate in the event can expect to: 1.) Build connections and network with potential employers, 2.) Gain experience promoting yourself and your student organizations to a variety of employers from various industries, 3.) practice interacting and engaging with employers in preparation for the upcoming career fair, and 4.) receive training on strategies to effectively interact with employers, as well as promote yourself and your organization. 

If you have any questions regarding the Reverse Career Fair, please contact Marcus Sanderlin at sanderl3@msu.edu .

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