Virtual Ivy Tech and IU Kokomo Career Fair set for April 16, 2021

Last Updated on April 8, 2021 by IVy Tech Community College / Indiana University Kokomo

SOURCE: News release from Indiana University Kokomo

KOKOMO, Ind. — Several dozen north central Indiana employers are planning to participate in the Kokomo Career Fair set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 16. This year’s fair, presented by Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana University Kokomo, is being offered virtually and is open to students, alumni, and community members seeking part-time, full-time or internship positions.

The list of participating employers is available prior to the event at www.IUK.edu/kokomojobfair2021 . On April 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., participants can return to the same website to sign into the event. The website will feature the list of employers with links to each employer’s personal virtual room where attendees can click to meet with representatives from each company. When finished, attendees can return to the webpage to connect with the virtual room of another employer.

Additional employer registrations will be accepted through Tuesday, April 12.

“Although COVID-19 restrictions have limited the amount of in-person interaction we can have, this virtual job fair is a great way for students, alumni, and community members to meet with employers, make an introduction, and find out more about the job opportunities available in our area,” said Mimi Davis, career experiences specialist in Ivy Tech Kokomo’s Career Coaching and Employer Connections office.

And, while the event may be virtual, participants are encouraged to dress as they would for a face-to-face career fair.

“This is an opportunity to impress prospective employers,” Davis said. “Looking the part, and having a great pitch to introduce yourself, are important factors when meeting people in this virtual environment.”

Tracy Springer, director of IU Kokomo’s Career & Accessibility Center, said, “Anyone interested in a full-time, part-time, internship, or even volunteer opportunity is provided a greater advantage by networking with prospective employers while attending this job fair. It’s a way to build relationships and get your name out there for a job that may open up tomorrow.” 

For more information or to register an employer for the fair, contact Davis at 765-252-5541 or mdavis341@ivytech.edu or Springer at 765-455-9301 or carserv@iuk.edu.