25th Annual UNI Career Fair offers opportunities for students and alumni

Posted on Monday, September 12th, 2005

Libby Vanderwall, events coordinator, UNI Advising & Career Services, (319) 273-6857
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-6728

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 25th Annual University of Northern Iowa Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 19, in the UNI-Dome.

The Career Fair is open to all UNI students and alumni. More than 150 representatives from business, industry, non-profit and government organizations, including professional and graduate schools, will participate in the event. Attendees are encouraged to bring copies of their resume to give to company and organization representatives.

'We tell students that their careers begin the day they come to UNI,' said Libby Vanderwall, UNI Academic Advising and Career Services career events coordinator. 'The fair provides students and alumni opportunities for networking, career and continuing education exploration, internships and employment. While contacts often result in employment, this isn't primarily a job fair. It's part of the education process. The goal is to help people expand their career horizons and knowledge so they can make sound choices.'

Complementing the Career Fair is Interview Day from 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the university's Maucker Union. More than 20 employers who attend the Career Fair will participate in the Interview Day and will build interview schedules from contacts made at the fair. Those wishing to arrange interviews must attend the Career Fair.

The Career Fair is organized and sponsored by UNI Academic Advising & Career Services. A list of participating organizations is available online at For more information, contact Libby Vanderwall, at (319) 273-6857.