Mercyhurst College Job Fair features 119 recruiters

Nearly 120 recruiters will be at Mercyhurst College Thursday, Nov. 3, for a job fair open to students from Erie area colleges.

The Mercyhurst Career Services Office expects from 600 to 700 students to attend the three-hour event at the Mercyhurst Athletic Center. It will run from 1 to 4 p.m.

This year’s offering of 119 recruiters will nearly fill the athletic center. Parking will be at a premium, so students are advised to get there early. To make the parking easier, students are encouraged to car pool to get to the campus.

The advantage of the job fair, said Bob Hvezda, the director of Career Services, is that students will have the opportunity to check out a variety of possible employers and career opportunities, and they will have the opportunity to let those potential employers see them.

“The students often get some pretty good leads for jobs, and some lead to second interviews, even jobs,” Hvezda said. He added that students will have the opportunity to drop their resumés off with recruiters.

Hospitals, hotels, restaurants, resorts, banks, insurance companies, federal agencies ranging from the Army to the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, state law enforcement and corrections agencies, and a variety of businesses will have tables and recruiters at the Job Fair.

For a complete list, go to www.mercyhurst.edu/job_fair. Information is also available by calling 824-2426.

Admission is free. Prizes will be given out throughout the afternoon. Safe Harbor Behavioral Health will sponsor the appearance of Maggie, a search and rescue dog.

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