Peru, Nebraska– Peru State College hosted the 2018 Southeast Nebraska Career Fair on February 28 in the Student Center’s Live Oak Room. Representatives from nineteen businesses around southeast Nebraska visited with students to broaden social networks and inquire about potential job opportunities.
Career Fair Coordinator Jamie Eberly said, “By attending the career fair, students and community members increase their professional network. They will also learn what skills and experiences that employers are looking for in future employees. It’s a wonderful opportunity for employers to meet Peru State students!”
“We get a lot of students from multiple fields of study. Some people don’t realize we have opportunities in not just business and publishing but also marketing and design,” said Brianne Wright, a Sandhills Publishing recruiting specialist, “A few design students approached us, and they were excited to find out how they could get involved with Sandhills in a graphic design capacity.”
Wright added, “We also collect resumes from students, and they serve as applications for current jobs or internship openings as well.”
Horizontal Boring & Tunneling Co., a commercial trenchless drilling company based out of Exeter, Nebraska, came to the career fair to offer students summer jobs in the construction field.
Horizontal’s Human Resource Generalist Shamlynn Berggren said, “We have somewhere between ten and fifteen college or high school students working for us at one time. Actually, there is a Peru State senior who works in our human resources department now and she’s been with us since her sophomore year.”
Berggren continues, “Since we are from a rural community, we develop a lot of student outreach programs to connect with high school and college students in rural areas. Peru State has a beautiful campus, and we would definitely like to come back next year.”
Christopher Nwafor, a senior business administration and management major at Peru, commented on the fair: “I was looking for a paid internship or a summer job. I was happy to talk with the businesses, but I hoped to find more job openings in finance or business administration.”
Senior Karen Webb, a K-12 special education major, said, “I was surprisingly shocked at the different job opportunities for someone in my education field. I liked the variety of companies at the fair and the jobs for education majors that you wouldn’t normally think of.”
For more information about career opportunities around Nebraska, contact Jamie Eberly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ashley Peiman contributed to this release.