(Posted February 15, 2016)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- More than a dozen national companies and local and regional firms will seek out promising students who would be good fits for jobs, internships or networking connections at Juniata College's Career Fair, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, in the Kennedy Sports and Recreation Center intramural gym.


The fair features more than 115 employers from Pennsylvania and across the country, including such Fortune 500 companies as AIG Financial Network and Ricoh USA. Some 500 resume-carrying students toured the career event last year. In addition, there will be recruiters from such federal agencies as the Peace Corps, the FBI and all the military services, such as the U.S. Army, the U.S. Marine Corps, the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.


Students who visit the fair are encouraged to dress in professional business attire.


The program on the day of the Career Fair begins with employer check-in at 11 a.m. There will be refreshments served, along with a light lunch, during the hours of the fair.


Career Day is the culmination of a weeklong series of career-oriented activities throughout the week.

--Tuesday, Feb. 23: Gap Year Career Panel, which focuses on graduates who chose not to enter the work force or graduate school, opting for Americorps or a Fulbright Fellowship, will start at 7 p.m., in Sill Boardroom in the von Liebig Center for Science.

--Tuesday, Feb 23: "Flash Your Resume," allows students to drop off a resume before they enter Baker Refectory for lunch or dinner and emerge to receive feedback on their resumes, which will be evaluated by Juniata faculty and administrators.

Clothing Donations: In addition, the Office of Career Services is collecting gently used business attire clothing for men and women as part of the college's Career Clothing Campaign. Donations can be dropped off at Career Serives in Ellis Hall or call the office at 814-641-3550 to have donated items picked up.


--Reception, Feb. 27: A wine and cheese networking reception will start at 3:30 p.m. for alumni and parents, with students allowed in at 4 p.m. in the ballroom of Ellis Hall.

Contact Gabe Welsch at welschg@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.