Career fair turnout high despite economic downturn

By Hannah Hess

The Business Career Fair taking place in Activities and Recreation Center Gym 2 today and tomorrow offers students a range of career opportunities despite the economic downturn, said Lois Meerdink, assistant dean for Business Career Services.

“We have 30 percent fewer businesses represented than we did at the fair last spring, but we still have 110 booths,” said Meerdink.

The career fair, which operates today until 4 p.m. and again from noon to 4 p.m. tomorrow, is open to students of all majors. Meerdink said representatives at the booths hold degrees in a variety of majors. An brochure on the Business Career Services Web site gives a more specific list of companies represented and the majors they hope to target.

Meerdink said lines at most of the booths were lengthy today and a sizeable turnout is also expected tomorrow.