Friday, September 4, 2015
11:00am – 1:00pm
Olsen Student Center
For Employers: Any UMF Department or local business with hiring needs may participate. Please register online or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to register online.
For Volunteer Organizations: Volunteer organizations who are participating in UMF’s Days of Service during the fall 2015 semester will be invited to attend this fair. Due to limited space, we are unable to accommodate other volunteer organizations.
What is a job fair? Employers from on-campus and off-campus will meet with applicants looking for part-time jobs and volunteer positions. Many positions are available for both work study positions and anyone not receiving work study money. The Student Employment and Volunteer Fair is like an employment supermarket; it provides an opportunity for students to shop around.
What happens at the fair? There are usually over 150 students at this job fair. Long lines are not uncommon at tables of popular employers. Employers may have one or more positions to fill. Employers can answer questions about positions, work environment, and expectations in a casual setting.
What should I wear? What should I bring? The most important thing you can do is to simply be there. Beyond “showing up,” make sure that you are dressed to make a favorable impression with potential employers. Think of the job fair as a first interview. It is your only chance to make a first impression, so make sure it is a good one. Bring 6 to 10 copies of your resume. Having a pen, note pad, and copy of your schedule is a good idea in case employers want to schedule a follow-up interview or get a sense for your availability to work. Many employers will want to know if you have work study funds.
What should I do? Approach the table of employers you want to talk with, smile and shake hands. Ask about the positions available. Plan on leaving your resume with several employers. Always hand your resume to the person representing the employer; don’t just drop it at the table. The employer may have an application form for you to complete; do it as soon as possible. Write down the names of the people you meet and their phone numbers, then make a follow-up call to the potential employer. Nothing impresses employers more than motivation.
Visit the UMF Career Resources page for information on how to work a job fair, common interview questions, and resume/cover letter development. Go to: http://www2.umf.maine.edu/careers
UMF Departments attending the fair include:
Alice James Books
America Reads/America Counts
Art: Sound Lab
Conferences & Events
Department of Public Safety
Fitness & Recreation Center
IT Help Desk/Campus Services
Mentoring Programs & Days of Service
Merrill Center Student Services
Mt. Blue TV
Office of Graduate Studies
Partnership for Civic Advancement
Sound, Performance, and Visual Inquiry
Special Education & Rehabilitation
Spruce Mountain Afterschool
Sustainable Campus Coalition
Teaching & Learning Collaborative
UMF Alumni Center
UMF Mail Room
Local businesses & Organizations:
The following businesses will be taking applications for part-time employment and/or volunteer opportunities.
Franklin County Animal Shelter
LearningWorks/AmeriCorps AIMS HIGH
Mentoring Programs & Days of Service
Mt. Blue School District
Pinewood Terrace Assisted Living Home
SAPARS (Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services)
Sunday River Resort
The Homestead, Kitchen, Bar & Bakery
The Pierce House
Substitute Teaching Applications Substitute Teaching Applications are available from the following school districts:
RSD #9 Mt. Blue Regional School District
RSU #52 Turner School District
MSAD/ #58 Phillips, Eustis, Avon, Kingfield, Strong School District
RSU #73 Jay/Livermore/Livermore Falls School District
RSU #78 Rangeley Lakes School District