University Relations and Communications

MSU Billings Career Fair at City College connects students, community members with employers

October 20, 2014

 

Contacts:

Patricia Reuss, Career Services, 657-2168 

 

MSU BILLINGS NEWS SERVICES — More than 25 employers will set up shop at the seventh annual Montana State University Billings Career Services job fair on Oct. 30.

 

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Held at the City College campus in the Health Sciences Building from 9 a.m. to noon, the career fair will be a one-stop shop for both employers and employees, said Patricia Reuss, director of MSUB Career Services. The fair is open to the public.

 

“The career fair helps job-seekers make connections and network with potential employers, and gives employers an opportunity to meet people who are well-prepared and ready to work,” Reuss said.

 

Reuss said the varied skill sets of students earning certificates and associate degrees in diverse fields of study makes the career fair a great opportunity for many types of businesses and organizations looking to recruit employees.

 

The career fair offers job resource information to students and alumni earning associate degrees or certificates in business, industry, computer technology, transportation, safety, and nursing and health occupations.


Job-seekers will have the opportunity to meet with a variety of premier employers including Dakota Gasification Company, Sinclair Wyoming Refining Company, Beartooth Harley-Davidson, Star West Satellite, and EBMS.

 

For Charles Martin, a senior business student, a 2012 career fair held at the MSUB university campus provided him with an opportunity to connect with GE Capital America. For him, persistence was the key. Following a series of interviews over the course of 12 months, Martin eventually secured a position with the company working as a uniform commercial code associate.

 

“I differentiated myself by showing a genuine interest in the company,” said Martin. 

 

GE Capital America human resource manager Brandi Allen advises students and community members to take initiative by attending the career fair.

 

“When a someone is prepared as Charles was, a positive connection is made which can lead to an employment relationship,” said Allen. “Tenacity can be a valuable trait. As roadblocks occur, maintaining focus and driving resolution is critical to success.”

 

Reuss said interested people should come prepared with resumes and register at the door. Parking is free in the East lot of the Health Sciences Building.

 

For more information about the career fair, visit msubillings.edu/careers or call Career Services at 657-2168.

 

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PHOTO ABOVE: Senior business student Charles Martin was connected with his employer GE Capital America through the City College Career Fair in 2012.