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February 18, 2013

Job signs look positive, Birmingham-Southern College career center finds

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—If this year’s spring career fair at Birmingham-Southern College is any indication, the local job market is on the rebound.

Representatives of more than 60 companies and organizations have signed up to participate in BSC’s Spring Career Fair, scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bruno Great Hall on the third floor of the Norton Campus Center. The fair is hosted by Birmingham-Southern’s Career Services office and is open to current BSC students and graduates of the college.

“We’ve had an enormous response from employers, and that, to me, is a sign that things are looking up,” said Michael LeBeau, director of BSC Career Services. “Employers in a huge range of fields are really looking for people to fill positions or to start preparing for their future career tracks.”

In fact, this year’s job expo will the largest BSC has ever hosted (see list). It will feature top firms and organizations in fields including business, finance, medicine and healthcare, science, environmental technology, education, retail, hospitality, arts, advertising, human services, media, and more. The event will showcase firms recruiting candidates for full-time careers, offering part-time jobs and internships to students, and non-profit groups seeking volunteers and interns. Area school systems will also be on hand to recruit new teachers.

“This is a great opportunity to network,” LeBeau said. “It’s something we want to make available for our seniors and graduates, but we also encourage students in their freshman, sophomore, and junior years to bring their resumes and find out more about part-time and summer jobs and about internships that will get them started on the way to their careers.”

About Birmingham-Southern College:

Birmingham-Southern College is a four-year, private liberal arts institution in Birmingham, Ala., founded in 1856 and affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It enrolls about 1,200 students from more than 30 states and 16 foreign countries. Learn more online at www.bsc.edu.