Students from 15 colleges in three states will be exploring employment and graduate school opportunities during the Interstate Career Fair 2012, which will be held Thursday, April 5 in Abingdon.
The Fair runs from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center. The fair is open to members of the community as well as college students.
Begun 24 years ago, the annual Interstate Career Fair started with only a few schools and now encompasses 15 area colleges and universities. During the fair, students and alumni from these institutions meet with employers and representatives from graduate and professional schools.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for employers and graduate schools to connect with some of the best and brightest students and graduates of area colleges and universities,” said Amanda Gardner, chairperson of the Interstate Career Council and director of career services at Emory & Henry College. “This event has become more popular over the years because of the success it has in helping both employers and prospective employees.”
The registration fee for participating employers and graduate schools is $150. This year for the first time these recruiting organizations may register online for the fair by visiting here.
Area colleges and universities participating in the Interstate Career Fair include the following:
• Bluefield State College
• Concord University
• East Tennessee State University
• Emory & Henry College
• King College
• Milligan College
• Northeast State Community College
• Old Dominion University-Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
• Southwest Virginia Community College
• Tennessee Wesleyan College
• Tusculum College
• University of Virginia's College at Wise
• Virginia Highlands Community College
• Virginia Intermont College
• Wytheville Community College