Pro Edge fair to link students and community

UIndy’s new Professional Edge Center is expanding on the traditional job-expo concept this week with a three-day extravaganza that will bring business and community organizations to campus to tout their opportunities for students and identify candidates for jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities.

Wilson

Wilson

The Professional Edge Center Career & Community Engagement Fair will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday in Stierwalt Alumni House. Students are encouraged to wear business attire and bring their resumes.

“The fair was expanded to three days in an effort to maximize the opportunity for our students to network with our volunteer and business community partners,” said Corey Wilson, associate vice president overseeing the Professional Edge Center.

Tuesday’s focus is internships, with featured partners that include Fastenal, Indiana INTERNnet, Indiana State Government, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Pink Ribbon Connection, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful and Westminster Neighborhood Ministries.

Wednesday’s focus is volunteer and service-learning opportunities, with representatives from Holy Family Shelter, Easter Seals Crossroads, Montessori Garden Academy, Collegiate Alliance of Musicians, Indiana Math & Science Academy, Joy’s House, Noble of Indiana, Premier Hospice & Palliative Care and Exodus Refugee.

Thursday’s focus is part-time and summer employment, featuring reps from FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis Zoo, Lowe’s Home Improvement, YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, Marion County Health Department and TeenWorks.

For more information, visit www.uindy.edu/professional-edge or call (317) 788-3295.