Virtual Job Fair OPEN
The Virtual Job Fair runs annually MAY 15 - AUGUST 24
Student Employment Virtual Job Fair provides opportunities to seek
employment before arriving on campus in the fall. Departments look for
candidates now to fill openings. Many accept e-mailed applications
and/or resumes. Some have applications available on their websites.
Students interested in specific departments or jobs are encouraged to
contact the departments directly.
DEPARTMENTS TO THE RIGHT HAVE INFORMATION FOR SPECIFIC CURRENT OPENINGS
- Contact departments directly! You contact departments directly and they will let you know how to apply for their positions.
Very often instructions on how to apply are listed on the job posting.
If you are calling or walking into a department to inquire about a job,
always ask for the person who does the hiring of student employees.
- Check out the job postings on the Student Employment Services
website at http://ses.cmich.edu. Click on CURRENT VACANT POSITIONS.
(International students can apply for GSA positions only). These
postings can change often. Take a moment each day to review them. Don’t
hesitate to approach a department you would like to work for even if
they don’t have a job posting on the SES site. Don’t hesitate to
approach 10 or 12 or even 15 departments!
- Create a resume. You may not have a lot of work experience, but
create a resume anyway. List the jobs that you have held and the
skills you can bring to the table. Keep it simple. Use white paper and
black ink and make sure there are no misspellings.
- Don’t assume departments will contact you after you’ve applied.
Assume that after a reasonable amount of time has passed that you will
need to contact them to inquire about the status of your application.
(7 to 10 days seems reasonable).
- Let employers know if you are going to be in the area during
CMU’s vacation periods. Many employers are looking for student
employees who will be available to work during vacation periods.
- Will you be at Central Michigan University for 3, 4 or 5 years?
Let CMU employers know this, too. Employers prefer to spend their time
training employees who are going to be around for a few years.
- Be persistent! Don’t give up seeking that on-campus position you would really
like to have. Prospective employers will appreciate (and remember) your
eagerness and enthusiasm.