The Ohio State University at Marion


12th Annual Marion Campus Job, Internship & Education Fair

Working together area organizations partner to assist regional employers with hiring connections

In todays’ tenuous, yet improving economic conditions, employers are more challenged than ever to connect with highly motivated and qualified applicants, yet those who are seeking to make connections with the right job or career opportunity also feel challenged to find the right company to call home. Which is why Marion Technical College, The Ohio State University at Marion, Ohio Means Jobs - Marion County, and iHeartMedia, Inc. have again teamed up to host the 12th Annual Marion Campus Job, Internship & Education Fair in the George H. Alber Student Center Gymnasium, Thursday, February 19th, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

As in previous years, the event is free and open to the public, however event partners are placing an even greater emphasis on student participation this time around, specifically the benefit of internships. The annual event attracts a wide variety of businesses, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions such as Ohio State Marion, Marion Technical College and others from throughout central Ohio.

Organizers anticipate over 75 participants, ranging from organizations with plans to hire on the spot, to others looking to make career connections with potential attendees, and some, such as educational institutions, that are in attendance to help those at the fair gain needed experience and build a stronger resume to begin the career of their choice.

Businesses and organizations can benefit greatly from participating in this annual event by gaining access to a highly qualified pool of applicants, with varied experiences and educational backgrounds.

“This event is a prime time to showcase what is special about your organization,” explained Marion Technical College Dean of Enrollment Services, Joel Liles. “This isn’t just about hiring,” he added. “This is about marketing, making connections, and getting your company’s name in the minds of local consumers.”

According to Ohio Means Jobs - Marion, Administrator, Ronald Meade, “This is a great opportunity for our business community and job seekers to connect and grow our local workforce.”

Coordinator of Career Services at Ohio State Marion, Will Smith believes in addition to the opportunity for both college students and community members to connect with area employers, this is about networking.

“Sometimes it’s not what you know, it’s who you know,” Smith said paraphrasing the old adage. “This event offers the opportunity to do exactly that…to meet people who can impact your career and future connections,” he added.

If you are a business or organization that would like more information on participating in the Marion Campus Job, Internship & Education Fair please contact Will Smith at 740-725-6344 or email: smith.4818@osu.edu. The fee for those participating is $25, due at the time of online registration. Deadline for registration is Friday, February 13th, 2015.

To register and for online payment visit: http://go.osu.edu/marionjobs. You will be forwarded to the College Central Network website for registration through this link.