Over 90 companies set up at CSU’s March Career Fair

The event drew 700 participants and 90 companies from the Cleveland area and beyond

The Student Center Atrium was one of several spaces used for the career fair. Photo by Daniel Newman.

Cleveland State University’s annual event made an in-person return to guide students through “life after college” on March 2.

The main goal of the Career Fair is to get students face-to-face with employers. After an initial conversation, many other opportunities can unfold for those who were able to make it to the campus-wide event. Some employers even offered interviews on-site.

With 90 companies present, some well-known names included: Northwestern Mutual, Cleveland Clinic, Key Bank, Target, Sherwin-Williams, the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Guardians, and Cleveland Metroparks.

Whether students were interested in sharing their resumes with companies of interest, or just browsing for opportunities, over 700 attendees were registered to participate, including students and alumni of CSU, Baldwin-Wallace University, Case Western Reserve University, and John Carroll University.

While this event, large and in-person, received a significant attendance, CSU holds job fairs multiple times throughout each semester, including ones specifically for engineers and for on-campus employment. These job fairs ensure students can connect with companies around Cleveland.

The next big career event that is scheduled to be held on CSU’s campus is the Spring Business Career and Internship Expo on March 24 from 12-5 p.m. Registration for the Expo will be available for participation via Zoom and in-person.

For more information, visit the Office of Career Development and Exploration’s website.