by Gabe Chester, Public Relations Intern
Cedarville University’s spring career fair will take place Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Doden Field House. Employer registration begins at 10 a.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
There are 112 employers committed to attend according to Jeff Reep, director of career services at Cedarville. Companies attending this spring include Honda, the FBI, Hyundai, Speedway and Chick-fil-A.
Katelyn Whalen, a senior accounting major from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, has attended career fairs since her freshman year. “It was just a really good chance for me to go and actually talk through my major and what I want to do and just build up confidence,” she said. ”Now when I go to the career fair, it’s led to interviews and offers.”
— Katelyn Whalen
“If students can get something that first summer, that just jump starts them in the future,” noted Reep. Securing an internship early on positions a student exceptionally well for obtaining a job after graduation, he added.
Career services hosts two workshops prior to the career fair, both of which teach students how to get the most from this experience, including how to talk with prospective employers, what to wear, and how to conduct yourself.
According to the First Destination Survey results for the class of 2018, 98.3 percent of Cedarville graduates were employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, well above the national average, which last year was 84.4 percent.
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.