MTSU Fall Career Fair for students, alums set for Oct. 29 at Murphy

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MTSU students and alumni can again pursue promising job, internship and graduate school opportunities at the 33rd annual MTSU Fall Career Fair set for Thursday, Oct. 29, at Murphy Center.

Hosted by the Career Development Center at MTSU, the Fall Career Fair is the university's largest on-campus fair of the year. This year's fair, which will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 29, is the largest since pre-recession 2007. Admission is free and open to all MTSU students and alumni.

Organizers hope to draw more than 1,000 student and alumni participants, who are asked to dress in business attire and bring multiple copies of their resumes to give to employers while at the fair.

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Over 138 employers and graduate/professional schools will be set up around the indoor track level at Murphy Center. Participating employers will be looking to hire for professional entry-level positions and/or career-related internships while graduate and professional schools will be recruiting for their academic programs.

"We are excited about returning to the Murphy Center after a one-year absence due to renovations there," said Bill Fletcher, director of the Career Development Center.

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Fletcher added that Murphy Center is able to accommodate more employers than last year's location in the Student Union, and the extra space is needed for this year's record attendance. Attendees are encouraged to review and research the list of employers and graduate schools on the Career Center's website at www.mtsu.edu/career.

Fair sponsors include Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, UBS Financial Services and EFC Systems.

The MTSU Career Development Center is a centralized comprehensive center that serves all students in each of the university's nine colleges. Students may come to the center's office in KUC Room 328 for walk-in advising, resume critique and more. Scheduled appointments are also available with career advisers. Alumni services are outlined on the center's website.

For more information about the Fall Career Fair or the Career Development Center, call 615-898-2500 or visit http://www.mtsu.edu/career.

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