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UPDATE: Time changed for Mount’s annual Spring Career and Co-op Fair on Wednesday, March 4

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UPDATE: Tuesday, March 3 at 4 p.m.---Per the Career Center: Since the snow is predicted to arrive during the fair, we will begin the fair one hour early.  Networking with employers will be held from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm or until the weather dictates otherwise. 

If the snow begins earlier than expected and the Mount is closed tomorrow or on a delay past 10:00 am, we will reschedule the fair for Wednesday March 18.  If the university is operating on a delay and will open by 10:00 am, the fair will take place from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm.

Clayton Steinriede had graduated from Mount St. Joseph University with a business administration degree when he attended the annual career fair and discovered Clubessential, an innovative software company.

“I basically stumbled upon them when I was walking around the career fair,” said Steinriede. “I had two interviews with Clubessential and here I am today, almost a year into my job.”

Steinriede and another Mount alumnus, David Higgins, will represent Clubessential, one of 50 leading companies in the tristate that are taking part in the Mount’s Spring Career and Co-op Fair which will be held Wednesday, March 4 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Harrington Center gym on the Mount’s campus. The fair is open to students, alumni and the public. Those who attend should bring several copies of their resumes and dress professionally.

“We have a great track record of people finding positions with excellent employers from the annual career fair,” said Linda Pohlgeers, director of the career and experiential education center at the Mount. “It’s an excellent opportunity to talk to representatives from local companies, not just for job seeking, but also to network and see what other career possibilities there are.”

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Research Foundation have hired several employees and co-ops through the years from the spring career fair. The organizations that will be represented at the fair seek a variety of employees in the industries of transportation, health care, education, government, finance, and philanthropy. A list of employers attending the Spring Career Fair can be found at http://tinyurl.com/MSJspringfair.

Steinriede also suggests students to keep their minds open to other possible employers, even if they attend the fair looking for one or two specific companies.

“Don’t come to the fair with narrow goals and only targeting a few companies,” he said. “You never know what kinds of positions will be available. Also, this is an excellent networking opportunity. Differentiate yourself from your peer and gain some sort of skill that puts you ahead of the competition. Make that skill a passion and speak to that passion when talking to employers.”

Mount St. Joseph University is an undergraduate and graduate Catholic university that provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts and professional curriculum emphasizing values, service and social responsibility.