Mar 15

Spring 2023 Career & Internship Fair

Date: March 15, 2023 Time: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM St. Francis Center

Join numerous Siouxland employers to discuss internship, part-time, and full-time opportunities! The Career & Internship Fair is set for Wednesday, March 15 from 9:30 AM-12:00 PM in the St. Francis Center on Briar Cliff University's campus.

Registered Employers

  • Burgess Health Center
  • Camp High Hopes
  • Diocese of Sioux City
  • Dunes Surgical Hospital
  • Empirical Foods, Inc.
  • Ho-Chunk, Inc.
  • Northwestern Mutual
  • Plains Area Mental Health Center
  • Plymouth Energy, LLC
  • Sanford Health
  • Sioux City Community School District
  • Siouxland Christian School
  • South Sioux City Community School District
  • VA Central Iowa Health Care System
  • Azria Health Park Place
  • City of Sioux City
  • Great West Casualty Company
  • Loffler Companies
  • Mid-Step Services - The Pier Center for Autism
  • Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
  • VT Industries
  • MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center

What to Expect

  • The Spring 2023 Career & Internship Fair is an in-person event that will be held in the St. Francis Center. This will allow employers to meet with students face-to-face.
  • Each employer will have their own "booth" with information about the company.
  • An interaction with an employer is typically no more than 2-3 minutes. This interaction is a chance for an introductory conversation where you can introduce yourself, express your interest in the company/job, and provide your resume (if applicable).
  • Employers may have a request for action, such as applying on their website or emailing them directly after the fair. Whether you apply online or reach out to follow up with the employer, remember to thank them for their time meeting with you at the fair.

How to Prepare

  • Review the list of participating employers listed on this page in advance of the event. Create a prioritization list of employers you'd like to meet with in areas of interest.
  • Research the employers that interest you. Learn a little about the company as well as some of the open job postings if available on their website.
  • Prepare a list of questions to ask. This will help you avoid being stuck on what to say when you meet with the recruiter. Additionally, this is your chance to learn more about the position.
  • Update your resume. Although this is not required, this is another opportunity for employers to get to know you more and provides a takeaway item for employers. If you need resume tips or would like to have your resume reviewed, stop by the Career Development office.
  • Prepare a general "elevator pitch" (20-30 seconds) to introduce yourself and your skills. Try to think of 3-5 reasons why you would add value for most employers. You can ask advisors, professors, parents, faculty, and others who know you well for suggestions. Don't forget to practice so it doesn't seem forced.
  • Carefully pick your outfit. In general, it's better to be overdressed as opposed to underdressed. You'll make a better first impression if you are dressed professionally. If you are in need of professional attire, stop by the Charger Closet.

Tips for Attendance

  • Arrive early. You'll be able to meet with your priority employers before they are overcrowded with applicants. Try to meet with as many employers as you're able, since you may be surprised by employers you were not originally familiar with.
  • Come prepared. Bring a notebook to write your questions in or to take notes as you're talking to employers - this will make for a much stronger follow-up. Write down the contact information of the employers you talk to or ask for a business card. Additionally, you’ll want to bring your updated resume.
  • Maintain a positive, energetic attitude. Although you may be repeating similar statements during the event, remember it is the first time that each employer will be hearing from you.
  • If you have a genuine interest in the employer, toward the end of your interaction, verbally affirm your interest to further explore opportunities.

Don't Forget to Follow Up

  • Apply online. During your interactions, employers may encourage you to fill out an application online. If you didn't discuss a specific job, see what jobs they have posted online that interest you.
  • Send a thank you email. Don't forget to follow up with the contact information you collect within 24 hours (or less) of the event. Begin your email by thanking them for their time. Then, include something specific you liked discussing or learning about. Finally, let them know what next steps you're taking, such as applying online.