by Nicole Hackett, Student Public Relations Writer
Cedarville University will hold what may be its largest fall career fair ever on September 26 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Doden Field House. Cedarville University is expecting more than 100 different employers to attend.
GE Aviation, Procter & Gamble, Honda, The Boeing Company and the FBI have all signed up. “Those are the kind of companies that every school in the country wants on their campus,” said Jeff Reep, director of career services. “It is a good indicator that there is a really good product here that they are very interested in.”
More than 600 students from all majors are expected to participate. Students will gain experience interacting with future employers, and university photographer Scott Huck will be available to take LinkedIn photos.
“This is their professional image,” said Reep. “Most employers go to social media as the first thing they do when considering someone. That picture is going to mean a lot.”
An impressive 97.5 percent of the graduating class of 2017 found jobs or enrolled in graduate school. That is far above the national average, and the career fair is an important contributing factor.
“The career fair is a great opportunity to showcase what we have here,” Reep said.
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,193 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and leading student satisfaction ratings. For more information about the University, visit www.cedarville.edu.