The annual fall semester Career Day was held Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Atwood Memorial Center Ballroom.
Career Day is a campus-wide job fair organized to provide students a way to explore career opportunities in a variety of employers, including internships, part-time and full-time employments.
This year, SCSU Career Services Center, the organizer of Career Day, partnered with School of Public Affairs (SOPA) and brought more than 80 employers to the student job fair. Career Day was also sponsored by SCSU Business Student Executive Council (BSEC), Criminal Justice Association (CJA), and Herberger Business School (HBS).
Companies in attendance included Best Buy, Cargill, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, IBM, Minnesota Department of Human Services, Northwestern Mutual, St. Cloud Police Department, UnitedHealth Group, Viking Coca-Cola Bottling Company, Walgreens, and Xcel Energy, among other employers.
According Career Services Center, Career Day is an excellent opportunity not just for students to get connected, but also for companies to get to know job-seeking students.
While the majority of employers present at Career Day were seeking business students and SOPA majors, students from other majors were welcomed at the job fair.
Anthony Carnevale, director of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce (CEW), said to Forbes in 2012 that, “What society rewards in economic terms has moved away from the softer majors.”
Business analytics, data science, and public health are among the hottest college majors in 2013, according to U.S. News & World Report. This list matches the 2011 National Association of Colleges and Employers’ “Most Desired Majors”: accounting, finance, business administration, computer science, and mechanical and electrical engineering.
SCSU Career Services Center encourages students to conduct research into various careers that interest them. “The importance of career research in today’s highly competitive job environment cannot be overstated, “ stated Career Services Center on their website, “Career research involves a set of linked activities (online and offline) that shape and influence the entire career development of an individual.”
To help with career planning, students may download a free copy of the Career Planner found in the link at http://www.stcloudstate.edu/careerservices/