Students exposed to opportunities at two separate career fairs | Academics
The state of Iowa hosted two career fairs on Wednesday, exposing students of many different specialties to countless career opportunities in the state and in a larger country.
The State of Iowa hosted the People to People Career Fair in the Scheman Building, while the Business, Industry and Technology Career Fair was held next door at the interior of the Hilton Coliseum.
As the two job fairs were a short walk from each other, students could easily stop by. A student specializing in agricultural education and public relations at Iowa State, Blake Van Der Kamp, explained his experiences at the career fair.
“I just attended the People to People career fair, I’m just looking for something a little bit anywhere,” Van Der Kamp said. “I’m in education, public relations and also agriculture, so the three career fairs each have something for me, looking for an opportunity to interact with people in person for once. , but also the networking opportunities are also excellent. “
Van Der Kamp highlighted an experience he had at the People to People career fair.
“There was a school district [Shawnee Mission School District] based in Kansas City it was really great, it’s definitely not a job I can do now as it’s a full time teaching position, but it was really cool, down to earth people Earth.
Not all students had a reason to attend more than one career fair; business economics student Jack Lander explained what he was doing at the People to People career fair.
“People to People had the law school side of it, so that’s what really interested me,” Lander said. “I spoke to Iowa, Creighton and Drake, these are the schools on the Iowa border, so these are the schools that interested me the most.”
Lander pointed out some reasons he was able to do better at the People to People career fair.
“One of the things that makes it really easy is that I’ve met most of them before, either coming to the fair in the past or because I’m president of the club. front-right so I had each of the reps from Iowa, Drake and Creighton come over to our club the other night so I knew them a little bit at first and it was easy to come in and say hello again.
Management student at Iowa State, Ashley Kleberg, found what she was looking for at the career fair in business, industry and technology.
“I wanted to come and see what opportunities I could have for internships and stuff like that,” Kleberg said. “I’m from Minnesota, so I was trying to look for something that would be in Minnesota. I have actually found a few companies that I am very interested in an internship for and will definitely contact and apply for these internships.