SU Career Week: A Brief Guide
Job & Internship Fair
April 4th, 2024
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Heiges Field House
What does a career fair look like?
A career fair is a recruiting event where a large number of employers meet with job seekers to provide information about general career opportunities as well as specific details on current openings. Career fairs are a good way to meet and connect with representatives from a variety of companies and organizations while also improving networking and professional skills.
Students will be able to chat with employers attending the fair, in-person. They will be able to introduce themselves and ask them any questions that they may have.
For more information on how to access Handshake, register for the fair, see a list of employers attending, access more resources on building/formatting a resume, and how to chat during the fair please see the resource tabs below.
What is the difference between an “in-person” versus “virtual” career fair?
In-person career fairs and virtual career fairs operate differently, though your goals for attending may be the same.
In-Person Virtual Large arena space (like Heiges Field House) Completely online through Handshake 100+ employers per day Approx. 50 employers per day 1-day Possible multiple days of fairs Interact with one of several employer representatives Sign up for a 10-minute timeslot to interact with representatives via video, audio, or chat Employers are available for an extended period throughout the event Build a schedule that is more flexible around your other commitments Option to mill around and “bump into” interesting employers More targeted approach to identifying employers to chat with
Companies Attending the Spring 2024 Career & Internship Fair
Click on the company name for more information
*PLEASE NOTE: Employer registration is still open! We are adding new employer attendees every week.*
Employers as Partners:
- DHL Supply Chain
- East Penn Manufacturing
- Gibson-Thomas Engineering Co, Inc.
- KNAPP Inc.
- Naval Supply Systems Command
- The Arc of Washington County
- The Exterior Company
- UHS of Delaware, Inc- Roxbury Treatment Center
- Volvo Group North America
- A. Duie Pyle
- Consolidated Electrical Distributors, Inc – Patriot
- Fastenal Company
- GDC (Global Data Consultants)
- Howard County Police Department
- Nexterus, Inc.
- SEK CPAs & Advisors
- St. John Properties Inc.
- ABC Supply Co. Inc.
- Abraxas Youth & Family Services – Abraxas Youth & Family Services
- AFCO/ Zep, Inc.
- American Income Life
- Applied Industrial Technologies- US Service Centers
- APR Supply Co.
- Aramark- Higher Education
- Arlington County Police Department
- August Mack Environmental Inc.
- Blue Ridge Risk Partners
- Boyer & Ritter, LLC Certified Public Accountants and Consultants
- Burnside America Inc.
- Camp Swarta
- Carlisle Construction Materials
- Case Management Unit (CMU)
- City of Fairfax Police Department
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania- Office of Administration
- Corning Federal Credit Union
- C.S. Davidson, Inc.
- Cumberland County
- Cumulus Media
- Marine Officer Program
- Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services- Human Resources
- McKonly & Asbury LLP
- Members 1st Federal Credit Union
- Microchip Technology Inc.
- Montgomery County Police
- NAPA Transportation
- Naval Audit Service
- New Castle County Police Department
- New Enterprise Stone and Lime Co., Inc.
- Pathways- Family Behavioral Resources
- Pennsylvania Auditor General
- Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General
- Pennsylvania Office of State Inspector General
- Pennsylvania State Police
- Pickering, Corts & Connection, Inc.
- Pierson Computing Connection, Inc
- Ponessa Behavioral Health
- Prince George’s County Public Schools
- Prince William County Police Department
- School Districts of Chester County
- Schreiber Foods, Inc
- Shippensburg University- The Graduate School
- Stone Mountain Adventures- Summer Camp
- Substitute Teacher Services, Inc.
- Supportive Partnerships for Youth
- Target- Target Stores
- The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties
- The County of York
- The Shalom Project
- The York Water Company
- TrueNorth Wellness Services
Job & Internship Fair Guidebook
Employer Information Guidebook
How to Prepare for the Fair
Getting your Resume Ready: we are offering several options for students to craft their resume and get them reviewed by our professional staff.
- Students can schedule an appointment to get their resume reviewed by our staff by calling 717-477-1484.
- Every semester prior to our semesterly job and internship fairs, we host Resumania, an all-day speed resume review event. Check out events page to see when the next one is being held!
- In addition to Resumania, we host Career Week for the whole week prior to the job and internship fair in order to make sure that you are as prepared as possible for the fair! Check the events page for this semester’s itinerary.
We also have several resources on creating a resume:
For more Career Resources Click Here
Career Fair Success Strategies and Questions:
Additional Resources from the Central PA Employment Consortium:
Contact our office for additional tips!
To attend the fair and expo: you can register through your Handshake account.
The office number is 717-477-1484 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Create a Handshake Account: please visit the employer login page. Complete the required fields, and create a username and password. You will need your username and password to access your account in the future. If you have forgotten your password, please see the Employer FAQs. The employer reference sheet is also helpful in creating your account.
Additional Recruitment Methods:
There are several ways to recruit top talent from Shippensburg University. The list below outlines some of the most popular methods. Please contact the Center, to discuss a personalized plan for your organization, email@example.com (717) 477-1484.
Post Vacancies on Handshake: Handshake is a free, online job, and internship opportunity database that offers recruiting services for students, alumni, employers, faculty and staff. Some of the great services available through Handshake include: internship and job search, posting your resume for employers/organizations to view, on-campus recruiting, career event registration, and more.
Career Fairs & Networking Expos: Held each fall and spring, Shippensburg University’s career fairs/volunteering expos are a great way to connect with Shippensburg University students. Please see upcoming events for a full schedule of programs.
Our Upcoming Events:
Faculty can encourage their students to attend the career fair. We can help host workshops such as: how to build a resume, providing resume reviews to students, and how to follow up with employers after the fair. To learn more about upcoming events, click here.
Available Resources for Students:
We have lots of resources for students to help them prepare for the career fair and their job search. Below are some of these resources:
For more Career Resources Click Here
Preparing for the Fair:
Once a Raider, always a Raider! Just because you’ve graduated doesn’t mean you can’t utilize the Career Center’s services and events. Our website, online resources, Handshake, and attendance at job fairs are always available to assist you in your career development. Our in-person services (resume review, career counseling, mock interview) are offered to you by appointment. For questions, please contact our office, at (717) 477-1484
To get connected to students and alumni today, go to SHIP Connects, SU’s online networking platform. It’s a great way to reconnect with classmates, connect with new alumni and be available for students curious about your career path as they pursue their own.
If you would like to set up a one-on-one appointment to have your resume looked at, contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-144-1848.
Career Fair Strategies and Questions: