On Wednesday, Ball State held the Spring Cardinal Job Fair in Worthen Arena. In this Job Fair, there were more than 175 employers from different industries and over 20 graduate programs.
The Cardinal Job Fair provided not only full-time jobs but also part-time internships. Most of the students were trying to find a summer internship to gain experience for their careers.
“It is very meaningful for me. I am looking for an internship right now for the summer, and I have a lot of businesses actually are already give me an interview time with them,” said Rachel Landis, a student in the Miller College of Business. “This is my second time in the Job Fair and I went to the fall one as well. And I was very nervous for the fall one because it was my first career fair, but I prepare much better in this one.”
Besides American students, many international students also participated in this Job Fair. Many of them were looking for a job with a work visa.
“I am looking for a full-time job,” said Wenjun Shi, a Chinese business major. “I hope to find a company that can provide me a work visa.”
“If you talk with them and you got a lot of information but the last sentence is ‘we don’t response a visa for me’, that’s kind of embarrassed,” said Mengjie Yuan, a Chinese international student. Yuan hopes that companies can be separated based on whether to provide visas, and that will be more friendly for international students.
In addition to students, many employers also said the event was meaningful for companies.
“The Job Fair was going really well. Every year we come to Ball State and we are trying to find the best talents, and this year is going good so far,” said Lorenzo Domondon, an employer from Consolidated Electrical Distribution.
Many students got their opportunities to network with potential employers during this event. Next Cardinal Fall Job Fair will be held in September, and there is no pre-registration is required for students.