SU Career Week: A Brief Guide

IN-PERSON

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-PersonVirtual
Large arena space (like Heiges Field House)Completely online through Handshake
100+ employers per dayApprox. 50 employers per day
1-dayPossible multiple days of fairs 
Interact with one of several employer representativesSign up for a 10-minute timeslot to interact with representatives via video, audio, or chat
Employers are available for an extended period throughout the eventBuild a schedule that is more flexible around your other commitments
Option to mill around and “bump into” interesting employersMore 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:

Raider Partners:

Anchor Partners:

Other Employers:

Job & Internship Fair Guidebook

**Coming Soon**

Employer Information Guidebook

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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:

Resume Templates By Major

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 career@ship.edu.  

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, career@ship.edu.or (717) 477-1484.

Post Vacancies on HandshakeHandshake 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: 

Resume Templates By Major Click

Career Fair Success Strategies

Career Fair Sample Questions 

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.

Resume Resources:

If you would like to set up a one-on-one appointment to have your resume looked at, contact our office at career@ship.edu or 717-144-1848. 

Career Fair Strategies and Questions: