Students to meet potential employers at Sept. 14 career fair

Washington University in St. Louis students will have the opportunity to meet with more than 85 potential employers during the Fall Internship & Job Career Fair from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Athletic Complex Recreational Gym.

For-profit and nonprofit employers from many different disciplines are participating, including: Accenture, Amazon, Analysis Group, The Boeing Co., Bloomberg LP, Capital One, Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, Corporate Executive Board, FBI, Microsoft, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, the Saint Louis Art Museum, Target, Teach for America and Urban Outfitters Inc., among others.

“The Career Fair is a great opportunity for students from all levels to explore options and meet with potential employers for jobs and internships,” says Mark Smith, JD, assistant vice chancellor and director of the Career Center. “The Career Center also will have representatives on-site for last-minute coaching and advising for people who aren’t sure what to do.”

This week, students are learning more about the employers via informational sessions and are having their resumes reviewed by recruiters. Students are encouraged to research positions and sign up for events by logging into CAREERlink, the Career Center’s interactive database of jobs and internships.

On Tuesday, Sept. 13, a career-fair preparation workshop will teach students how to deliver a “30-second elevator pitch and introduce themselves to employers,” says Michael Spear, communications coordinator for the Career Center. The workshop begins at 6 p.m. in Room 239 of the Danforth University Center.

Spear adds that the Career Center’s staff of 22 specialized advisers is available year-round to help tailor the search process. “Really, our focus is one-on-one career advice,” Spear says. “ ‘Career’ is a daunting word, but most students feel 10 times better when they meet with an adviser or fill out an assessment to figure out next steps.”

All WUSTL students and alumni are invited to the fair. Registration is encouraged. A valid ID is required. Professional attire is recommended.

The event is sponsored by the Career Center at Washington University in St. Louis. For more information, visit or call (314) 935-5930.