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UNI Career Fair offers opportunities for students and alumni<br>

September 16, 2002

Susan Schwieger, associate director, UNI Career Center, (319) 273-6857
Vicki Grimes, University Marketing & Public Relations, (319) 273-2761

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- The 22nd Annual University of Northern Iowa Career Fair will take place from 2 to 6 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, in the UNI-Dome.

'Students should know that their careers begin the day they come to UNI,' said Susan Schwieger UNI Career Center associate director. 'The fair is intended to provide students and alumni opportunities for networking, career 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.'

The Career Fair is open to all UNI students and alumni. Nearly 135 representatives from business, industry, non-profit and government organizations, including 30 from 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.

An Interview Day has been added to complement the Career Fair. It will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Maucker Union. More than 20 employers who attend the Career Fair will participate in the Interview Day and will build their interview schedules from the contacts made at the fair. Those wishing to arrange interviews must attend the Career Fair to sign up.

The Career Fair is organized and sponsored by the UNI Career Center. A list of participating organizations is available online at For more information, contact Susan Schwieger, UNI Career Center associate director, at (319) 273-6857.