West Virginia State University to Host Annual Career and Employment Expo April 7

Contact: Jack Bailey
(304) 766-4109
March 30, 2022
West Virginia State University to Host Annual Career and Employment Expo April 7

INSTITUTE, W.Va. – West Virginia State University (WVSU) will host its annual Career and Employment Expo on Thursday, April 7, in the James C. Wilson Student Union on campus.

The expo is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and is free and open to all job seekers including WVSU students, graduates, and the general public.

More than 55 recruiters from more than 40 businesses representing a broad spectrum of career fields including government, finance, human services, law enforcement, communications, technology, sales/marketing, retail/merchandising, operations and health care are expected to participate.

Recruiters are seeking applications for full-time, part-time, and internship positions.

“This will be the best time all year to find internship and job opportunities because attendees will have the chance to speak with nearly four dozen employers at one time,” said Dr. Travis Kahle, executive director of Career Services at WVSU. “It’s also a great opportunity for students to practice their networking skills and learn about different occupations even if they aren’t in the job market at this time.”

Some organizations and businesses that will be represented at the expo are Thomas Health, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Amazon, Prestera Center, the Public Service Commission of West Virginia, Workforce West Virginia, YMCA of the Kanawha Valley, the West Virginia Department of Transportation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice, Northwestern Mutual, and others.

The WVSU Career Services staff will also be on hand to register students for the paid internship program, the work study program, and the Grow with Google program. Grow with Google is a career readiness program, made possible by a grant from the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, that will allow 50 WVSU students to participate in leadership development and receive skills training directly from Google.

For more information, contact the WVSU Office of Career Services at (304)766-3250.   

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West Virginia State University is a public, land grant, historically black university, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multi-generational institution, located in Institute, W.Va. As a “living laboratory of human relations,” the university is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Its mission is to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
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