Penn State Scranton to host job fair for students on Feb. 29

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Penn State Scranton's Career Services is hosting a job fair at the campus for students on Thursday, February 29 from 11:30 .a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Credit: Shannon Williams

DUNMORE, Pa. — Penn State Scranton students looking for an internship or a job after graduation will have an opportunity to meet and speak with a variety of regional employers at the campus’ second annual Internship and Job Fair being held on campus this Thursday, Feb. 29 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in The View Café.

“We have an excellent mix of employers ranging from Proctor and Gamble, to Geisinger to a gaming company looking to hire gaming interns,” said campus Coordinator of Career Services Jon Tobin.

“These corporate partners are the lifeblood of internship and post-graduate hiring opportunities for students. Even if students aren't actively looking for an internship or job, the experience of networking with employers at this event will be highly valuable going forward.”

Employers scheduled to be at the job fair include:

  • Benco
  • CHS
  • Cintas
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Gamer Realities
  • Geisinger Health System
  • Gentex
  • Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce
  • Guard Insurance
  • Highland Associates
  • Kevins Worldwide
  • Lackawanna County
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • Lion Brewery (tentative)
  • McLane
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • OnSemi
  • PA State Police
  • Proctor & Gamble
  • The Settlers Inn
  • Simona America
  • Times-Shamrock
  • TJ Maxx
  • Tobyhanna Army Depot

Students actively seeking a job or internship should dress in a business casual style which includes a shirt, tie, slacks/khakis, or a dress, blouse and skirt/pants. Clothes should be neat and not wrinkled.

Students should also bring about 10 copies of their resume to provide to interested future employers. If any businesses are of particular interest to a student, they should do some background research on the company in advance and come to the job fair prepared with a few potential questions for those employers.

When meeting a company representative, students should provide their name, major, intended graduation date and their objective. An objective can be either that they are looking for a job or an internship and the month and year they would like to start. Regardless of the position a student is seeking, they should listen attentively to all representatives they speak with, be sure to take notes, ask questions and be friendly.

Students not seeking a job or internship, but still wanting to attend, do not need to dress up or have resumes.