SMC to host internship, career fair Wednesday

DOWAGIAC — Southwestern Michigan College is offering an opportunity for students and community members alike to chase after their career goals.

SMC’s Internship and Career Fair, involving more than 60 Michigan and Indiana employers, will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Charles O. Zollar Building Student Activity Center on the Dowagiac campus.

The community is invited as well as SMC students to take advantage of networking opportunities with prospective job providers. SMC officials are encouraging individuals to dress business professional and bring copies of their resume.

“This is another example of the important work SMC does to help all members of the community, making it easier for businesses to find workers and for residents to explore career opportunities in a convenient setting,” Board of Trustees Chairman Thomas F. Jerdon said.

Employers plan to hire 4 percent more new graduates from the Class of 2018 than they did from the Class of 2017, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers’ Job Outlook 2018 survey.

Companies represented at SMC’s Internship and Career Fair include 1st Source Bank, South Bend; Accounting Consultants, PC, Dowagiac; Advanced Imaging Solutions Inc., South Bend; Aerotek, Kalamazoo; Bashor Children’s Home, Goshen; Beacon Health System, South Bend; Benton Harbor Area Schools; Berrien County Juvenile Center, Berrien Center; Big C Lumber, Granger; Bronson Healthcare Group, Kalamazoo; Burr Oak Tool, Sturgis; Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Cassopolis; Child and Family Services of Southwestern Michigan Inc., Benton Harbor; Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary, Athens; Crowe Horwath, LLP, South Bend; Eaton, South Bend; Edward Jones-John Seculoff, Dowagiac; Fontijne Grotnes, Niles; Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo; Health Partners Inc., Kalamazoo; Honor Credit Union, Berrien Springs; ICM Products, Cassopolis; Integrated Search, South Bend; Jordan Automotive, Mishawaka; JSC Investments, LLC, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Judd Lumber, Dowagiac; and JVIS USA, LLC, Benton Harbor.

Also: Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety; Kinexus, Benton Harbor; Lakeland Health, St. Joseph; Lippert Components, Elkhart; Martin’s Super Markets, South Bend; Medilodge of Portage; Michigan Army National Guard, Dowagiac; Michigan Department of Transportation, Kalamazoo; Michigan State Police, Niles; Midwest Energy and Communications, Cassopolis; Modern Woodmen of America, Kalamazoo; Monterrey Security, Notre Dame; Morton Buildings, Morton, Ill.; Niles Community Schools; Patrick Industries, Elkhart; Pokagon Tribal Police Department, Dowagiac; Pro Services, Portage; Ralph Moyle Inc., Mattawan; Ridge NAPA, South Bend; Roush, Livonia; Saint Joseph Health System, Mishawaka; Schurz Communications Inc., Mishawaka; and Southwestern Michigan College, Dowagiac.

And: Speedway, South Bend; Telamon Corp. Michigan Migrant Head Start, Sparta; Twixwood Nursery, Berrien Springs; U.S. Secret Service, Grand Rapids; U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Detroit; United Federal Credit Union, St. Joseph; U.S. Army, Benton Harbor; U.S. Marine Corps, Niles; Walther Farms, Three Rivers; Western and Southern Life, Mishawaka; and Zolman Tire and Auto Care, Mishawaka.

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