The Virtual Job Fair runs annually MAY 15 - AUGUST 24
The 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.
Openings for Fall 2015 are listed on the right --->
- 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
- 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.
aka "The Red Card."