Last Thursday, Wartburg hosted it’s annual fall career fair. The event gave Wartburg students the opportunity to search for future internships, and potential jobs located regionally, state-wide and nationally.
This year, the fair had a record number of employers show up to the event, with 73 different companies attending and even more on the waiting list. Dereck Solheim, Associate Director of Career Services, said the event is a great way for students to build connections with future employers.
“A lot of it is about relationships,” said Solheim. “It’s about making connections with Wartburg Alums. It’s about creating partnerships with employers that develop into these win-win situations where we can put students, and connect them up with employers.”
Some alums, such as 2011 Wartburg Graduate Cole Danielson, were back at the same fair that helped them land jobs out of college. Danielson even offered some advice for current Wartburg students on finding a job straight out of college.
“I say get out there to events such as these,” said Danielson. “Make sure you take the time to research the companies that you really want to be involved with and maybe get a job with. Just come out and be yourself.
For students who missed out on the career fair last, there is another career fair next March.