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IowaWORKs, the organization that helped coordinate the job fair speaking with student Jeff Bartel.

IowaWORKs, the organization that helped coordinate the job fair, speaking with student Jeff Bartel. Photo by Karissa Vetsch

By Karissa Vetsch

Waldorf University students and community members came out to the Career and Internship Fair on March 30. Held in Waldorf’s Atrium, companies for communications, criminal justice, psychology, business and finance majors were present. Many attendees brought their resumes and were reminded to dress professionally.

Waldorf University’s Career Center planned the event with assistance from IowaWORKS North Iowa, an organization that connects job seekers with local employment opportunities. The Career Center brought 18 business and companies offering some or all these: full time employment, part-time employment, temporary positions, summer jobs, internships or volunteer opportunities.

The Career and Internship Fair was the second of its kind at Waldorf University. Some professors made attendance extra credit or mandatory depending on their class. The Career Center offered a raffle for students after they mingled with the companies.

“I think the turnout was larger then last year,” said Director of Career Planning Mary Reisetter. “These fairs are a great opportunity for students to market themselves and find opportunities.”

As the business and company turnout grew from last year, so did student attendance.

“I am nervous but excited to have the chance to talk to so many companies within my major,” said senior Abigail Buehler.

Many students found the fair rewarding and came away with great information.

“I talked to this business for like 25 minutes and am applying for an internship,” said junior Peyton Russell.

Students and community members alike enjoyed the Career and Internship Fair and through the help of IowaWORKS North Iowa, it will continue to be offered at Waldorf University.