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Amanda J. Billings
Executive Director of Marketing and Communications
Phone: (812) 330-6222
Fax: (812) 330-6205
email: abillings7@ivytech.edu



Ivy Tech hosts 'Build Your Bridge' career fair for students this Thursday

March 30, 2010

Bloomington, Ind.More than 30 employers will participate in Ivy Tech’s annual Career Expo event. This year’s event, “Build Your Bridge,” will bring students together with employers from South Central Indiana on Thursday, April 1 from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Ivy Tech - Bloomington Student Commons.

Biotechnology students will find the life sciences industry is well represented by Cook Pharmica, Baxter and Boston Scientific.  New this year, Duke-Energy, Novonics and CACI will be prepared to meet with School of Technology students.  Representatives of hospitality, public services, health care, and more will be on board to meet with graduating Ivy Tech students.

Phi Theta Kappa will be seeking donations of non-perishable food items and children’s books for Project Graduation at Career Expo this year. Project Graduation is designed to help alleviate hunger and illiteracy in our community. Donations will benefit Fairview Elementary and Highland Park Elementary.

Career Expo 2010 is open to the diverse job seeker, who is either looking for a new career or simply looking to build their professional network. Career Expo is also open to associate degree candidates, students seeking internships or co-ops, and even summer employment. Participants should expect to network with area business representatives, pass along résumés, and be prepared to speak with employers about job or internship openings.

Career Expo 2010, “Build Your Bridge,” is sponsored by Bloomington Hospital, Cook Pharmica, The Herald-Times, Ivy Tech Alumni Association, Monroe Bank, ModusLink PTS Electronics, and South Central Indiana Human Resources Association.

To view a full list of participating employers please visit, www.ivytech.edu/bloomington. For more information about “Build Your Bridge” please contact the Career Advising and Transfer Center at (812) 330- 6018, or email kanderso@ivytech.edu.

Hear what an Ivy Tech Alumna and Career Expo employer representative have to say about Career Expo, and pick up some tips on how to prepare. Visit: www.ivytech.edu/bloomington/services/careers/expo.html

Participating Employers and Organizations To-Date
Advantage Sales and Marketing
Author Solutions
American Society for Quality
Baxter
Bedford Regional Medical Center
Bloomington Hospital
Bloomington Police Department
Boston Scientific
CACI
Centerstone
Christole
City of Bloomington
Cook Pharmica
Duke Energy
Dunn Memorial Hospital
Express Employment Professionals
French Lick Resort
Indiana State Police
Indiana University Human Resource Services
Indiana University EarlyCare and Education Services
IU Bloomington Continuing Studies
IU Radio & TV
Ivy Tech Alumni Association
McDonald’s
ModusLink PTS
Monroe Bank
Monroe County Community School Corporation
Novonics
On Assignment Healthcare Staffing
ProsLink Inc
Sam’s Club
Steak n Shake
Stone Belt
SurgiCare,
The AME Group
UPS

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 150,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.