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Career EXPLO

Alumni sharing their paths to success. Recruiters who want what you have to offer. Connections to make, opportunities to pursue, and a bunch of people who care about your success, all in one place. Do you need any more reasons to attend Career EXPLO?

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Career EXPLO takes place on Friday, September 20, 2019 3:00-5:00 p.m. in Art Smith Arena

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The Center for Student Opportunity is excited to host the 10th Annual Career EXPLO as a kick-off to the Homecoming festivities! This event connects our successful alumni and other professionals with students and young alumni who are exploring their career options.

Who should participate: Current Alma College students and recent Alma alumni from all majors. Employers, including alumni of Alma College, and graduate school representatives who would like to share information on their career path, company/organization or industry or open job and internship position with current students and recent alumni.

Student Information

Students and young alumni are encouraged to dress professionally and bring 10-15 copies of their resume. Need help with your resume? Check the Alma College Calendar for our workshop schedule or make an appointment with the Career Peer Advisors, who are available Monday-Thursday from 5-8 p.m. in the CSO. We also offer free professional headshots at EXPLO. Be sure to attend our Career Week events to best prepare!

What’s involved:  The event is set up as a career fair. Employers and graduate schools are stationed at tables for students and alumni to visit. Opportunities available include:

  • Available jobs, internships, and networking 
  • Free head shots 
  • Business card printing 
  • Quick resume reviews
  • Career fair guidance from our alumni hosts 
  • Refreshments

Employer Information

Why recruit at Alma? 
Alma College is a private, liberal arts college located in Alma, Michigan, the heart of the lower peninsula or Scotland USA. With just under 1,500 students and more than 50 academic programs, our students learn to think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly which sets them apart from their peers. This is why over 95% of our graduates are employed or are enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation. Further proof that #plaidworks!

There is no cost to attend Career Explo and organizations will receive the following: 

  • One 6’ table with a table covering and 2 chairs
  • Electrical outlet access, if requested (limited availability)
  • Parking in a reserved lot (limited availability)
  • Refreshments will be provided

Employer Sponsorship Opportunities Available
While there is no fee associated with our career fair, we do accept Employer Sponsors. From $100 to have your organization included on all marketing materials, to our Tartan level which gives organizations premium placement, VIP parking, and more—there are plenty of options to choose from!

Interested employers should indicate so on the registration form and then make your contribution at our Giving page. Indicate ‘Other’ as the designation.  

Questions regarding sponsorship opportunities? 

Regarding payment: Contact Kate Fiffer, Associate Director for Corporate Relations, at fifferks@alma.edu or 989-463-7495.

All other questions: Maddie Moeggenborg, Career Coach, at moeggenborgmm@alma.edu or 989-463-7172.

2019-20 Career Explo Sponsorship Packages



Registration

Students: Career EXPLO 2019 is now open on Handshake

Employers and graduate schools: Registration is now open on Handshake

Handshake is the largest college recruitment platform used currently by over 700 institutions across the United States. If you do not have a Handshake account but would like to make one please visit their article on creating an employer account

Deadline for employer registration is Friday, September 13, 2019, by 5:00 p.m. Space is limited so we encourage you to register soon! 

Questions? If you have questions, need assistance with registration, or want to sponsor Career Explo, please contact Maddie Moeggenborg in the Center for Student Opportunity at moeggenborgmm@alma.edu or (989) 463-7172.