Webster University Takes its Career Fair Online

Sep. 22, 2014

St. Louis (Sept. 22, 2014) – As tech-savvy Millenials prepare to work in an increasingly competitive job market, Webster University is taking the process online by hosting its first-ever virtual career and internship expo.  This event, which will be held Thursday, October 9 from 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. CDT, will connect Webster University students and alumni worldwide with employers who seek to hire candidates for jobs and internships.

Unlike a traditional job fair, participants don’t have to put on their interview suits in order to get their résumés in the hands of recruiters.  Instead, they will interact with corporate recruiters in a virtual environment via web chat.

Webster’s Global Online Career and Internship Expo is open to students and alumni from all majors and areas.  In order to participate in the expo, students must register via webster.edu/virtualexpo. They can also upload résumés for companies to review.

Benjamin Akande, dean of the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology and chief of corporate partnerships, explained that this expo has the potential to be, “a game-changer for the institution because it enable students and alumni, no matter where they are, to connect with potential employers.”

More than 700 participants from 18 countries have already registered for the expo, and these numbers are expected to increase as the event approaches.

In addition to discussing jobs and internships with prospective employers, the expo will provide students and alumni with professional development resources.  Among these, students and alumni can participate in group chats with industry professionals to discuss personal branding, interviewing techniques and more.

Employers will also receive benefits from partnering with Webster on this event.  “For companies that operate in the U.S. and around the world, this expo is a great way for them to attract qualified applicants while accelerating the hiring process and reducing recruiting costs,” Akande said.  “It also provides them with access to an international pool of student and alumni talent from a wide range of industries and backgrounds.”

The expo will feature corporations including Anheuser-Busch, Enterprise Bank and Trust, MOHELA and Stifel Nicolaus, among others.

To learn more about this event and register, visit webster.edu/virtualexpo.