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Ferris State's Fall 2023 Career and Internship Fair on Oct. 26 structured for access, success in finding opportunity

More than 325 organizations are ready to engage Ferris State University students on Thursday, Oct. 26, as the Fall 2023 Career and Internship Fair returns to the Student Recreation Center.

Michele Albright, Ferris State’s Career and Professional Success Career Readiness specialist and employer liaison, said a 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. program will focus on College of Engineering Technology students. The focus shifts to College of Business and College of Arts, Sciences and Education students between 3 P.M. and 7 P.M.

Albright said 217 of the 325 organizations on campus are headquartered in Michigan, including many within a 50-mile radius of the Big Rapids campus. There are also companies visiting from 30 states, plus Quebec. 

“The large multi-major fairs are a terrific way for students to make connections, observe different types of employers and occupations, and gain confidence talking in person about their career goals and aspirations with recruiters,” she said.

Albright noted that 75 percent of the participating employers have at least one Ferris State alumnus on staff.

“For the past several years, our message to students has included an appreciation of those that open doors to amazing opportunities, to be proud of your Ferris degree, and to create opportunities for other amazing Ferris students trailing behind you,” Albright said.

Preparedness, Albright added, can help students, alumni and others seeking employment opportunities to maximize the event’s benefits. 

“We suggest that our students view the employer lists from both sessions, highlighting the ones they are most interested in talking with and plan to visit them first,” she said. “There will be a significant emphasis on businesses, education, healthcare, along with federal and state jobs. It is best to follow “Ferris 360 > Career & Professional Success” for up-to-date event information including which employers are attending and how to prepare for the fair.” 

Job seekers have several online resources, such as Handshake, Big Interview, and Resume Worded, to help prepare.

Appropriate dress is another aspect of successful interaction and Albright said information is available at First Lady’s Attic. Interview and resume preparation help are also available, along with career coaching consultation on Navigate. Albright also suggests that taking a broad view of the fair could bring students their best prospects for an internship or career opportunity. 

“Employers that attend recruitment fairs are generally seeking students from various concentrations with broad competencies,” Albright said. “Serious job seekers are encouraged to review the employer and recruitment goals for each session and attend either, or both, of them to make as many connections as possible.” 

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Local High School Schedule & Scores

CSAA Baseball

District 37 @Big Rapids HS

  - 5/28: Ludington 5 @ Newaygo 4

  - 6/1:

     10a: Ludington @ Fremont

     12n: Whitehall @ Big Rapids

     District Final: Whitehall/Big Rapids @ Fremont/Ludington

District 39 @Comstock Pk HS

  - 5/28: Sparta 5 @ Grant 1

  - 6/1:

     10a: Sparta @ Belding

     12n: Comstock Park @ Tri County

     District Final: Sparta/Belding @ Comstock Park/Tri County

District 70 @Evart

  - 5/28: Pine River 8 @ Harrison 4

  - 6/1:

     10a: Pine River @ Evart

     12n: McBain @ Reed City

     District Final: Pine River/Evart @ McBain/Reed City

District 72 @ Montague

  - 6/1:

     10a: Montague @ Ravenna

     12n: N Muskegon @ Kent City

     District Final: Montague/Ravenna @ N Muskegon/Kent City

District 74 @ Chip Hills

  - 5/28: Clare 15 @ Farwell 0

  - 6/1:

     10a: Clare @ Lakeview

     12n: Chip Hills @ Morley Stanwood

     District Final: Clare/Lakeview @ Chip Hills/Morley Stanwood

District 77 @Pewamo-Westphalia HS

  - 5/28: C Montcalm 4 @ Ovid-Elsie 3

  - 6/1:

     10a: C Montcalm @ St Louis

     12n: Pewamo-Westphalia @ Ithaca

     District Final: C Montcalm/St Louis @ Pewamo-Westphalia/Ithaca

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CSAA Softball

District 37 @Shepherd HS

  - 5/29: Big Rapids 2 @ Freeland 3

  - 6/1:

     10a: Freeland @ Swan Valley

     12n: Shepherd @ Alma

     District Final: Big Rapids/Freeland/Swan Valley @ Shepherd/Alma

District 38 @Newaygo HS

  - 6/1:

     10a: Tri County @ Newaygo

     12n: Sparta @ Fremont

     District Final: Tri County/Newaygo @ Sparta/Fremont

District 72 @Chip Hills HS

  - 5/28: Chip Hills 10 @ Morley Stanwood 11

  - 6/1:

     10a: Morley Stanwood @ Lakeview

     12n: Evart @ Reed City

     District Final: Morley Stanwood/Lakeview @ Evart/Reed City

District 73 @Montague HS

  - 5/28: Grant 1 @ Kent City 7

  - 6/1:

     10a: Kent City @ Montague

     12n: N Muskegon @ Ravenna

     District Final: Kent City/Montague @ N Muskegon/Ravenna

District 95 @Bullock Creek

  - 5/29: Ithaca @ St Louis

  - 6/1:

     10a: Ithaca/St Louis @ Bullock Creek

     12n: C Montcalm @ Hemlock

     District Final: Ithaca/St Louis/Bullock Creek @ C Montcalm/Hemlock

District 108 @ Marion

  - 5/28: Pentwater 8 @ Mason County Eastern 4

  - 6/1:

     10a: Pentwater @ White Cloud

     12n: Marion @ Holton

     District Final: Pentwater/White Cloud @ Marion/Holton

 

CSAA Softball Standings

1.) Big Rapids: 16-0

2.) Reed City: 16-2

3.) Newaygo: 11-3

4.) Kent City: 9-6

5.) Central Montcalm: 7-5

6.) Grant: 6-8

7.) Morley Stanwood: 4-7

8.) White Cloud: 3-11

9.) Lakeview: 2-12

10.) Chip Hills: 0-10

11.) Tri County: 0-10

(from available data)

CSAA Baseball Standings

1) Big Rapids: 17-1 | +172 -42 (+130)

2) Chippewa Hills: 11-5 | +91 -57 (+34)

3) Grant: 12-6 | 107 -57 (+50)

4) Newaygo: 12-6 | +104 -65 (+39)

5) Central Montcalm: 10-6 | +109 -71 (+38)

6) Reed City: 11-7 | +125 -81 (+44)

7) White Cloud: 8-10 | +79 -117 (-38)

8) Morley Stanwood: 6-12 | +57 -117 (-60)

9) Kent City: 5-13 | +86 -144 (-58)

10) Tri County: 4-14 | +89 -147 (-58)

11) Lakeview: 0-16 | +60 -181 (-121)

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