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STEM fair offers internship possibilities to students

Students looking for possible internships or future careers will have an opportunity at the science, technology, engineering and math career fair on Thursday, Sept. 28.

Arkansas Tech University will be hosting the career fair at Young Ballroom on Thursday from 1-4 p.m. Several businesses ranging from Entergy to JB Hunt will be available for students to speak with and learn more about the companies as well as possible job opportunities.

Students are encouraged to attend the career fairs but come prepared for them as well.

One student attending the career fair is Sidney Bowman, a psychology major from Paris. Bowman said the career fair gives you a good idea of what employers are looking for so you can prepare for the future. This will be Bowman’s third time going to a career fair at Tech. “Ask for internships. The career fair can be a way to get a foot in the door for future employment. Ask questions. Then talk yourself up. You never know what a good conversation will result in,” Bowman said.

The career fair is an opportunity to connect with prospective employers seeking students from a broad range of disciplines. Patrick Smith, Arkansas Tech graduate from Fayetteville, received his current full-time job from a visit to the math and science career fair. “I never went to a career fair at Tech until my senior year, which was a huge mistake. I wouldn’t be doing the job I am today had I decided not to take a chance and speak with the representative of my current employer. My advice for any student regardless of class is to go to the career fair. You have nothing to lose only everything to gain,” he said.

Career Services states professional dress is required for the event. It is recommended to bring several copies of your resume, if you have one, as well as check to see which employers are attending the fair in order to prepare more readily.