Indiana University Kokomo

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KOKOMO, Ind. — Indiana University Kokomo students and alumni can gain valuable job-seeking skills, and possibly a job, at the annual Job, Internship, Volunteer Extravaganza, or JIVE, on Tuesday, November 6.

JIVE 3Student speaks with a potential employer at JIVE.

The event is from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Kelley Student Center, Room 130 and in Alumni Hall.

Sarah McClurg, student outreach coordinator, said 38 employers and volunteer organizations will be at the event, and 27 of them are actively seeking new employees.

All booths will be marked with color-coordinated balloons, to let students know if that group is hiring, seeking interns or needs volunteers.

Those planning to attend may see who is attending, and what opportunities are available, to tailor resumés accordingly, McClurg said.

"We encourage our students to attend in professional attire, with résumés in hand," she said. "The whole purpose is to give students practice networking and getting their résumés out there."

Juniors and seniors are encouraged to attend, and freshmen and sophomores are also welcome to get some job-seeking experience and to look for internship opportunities, McClurg said.

"There are no guarantees of being hired on the spot, but it gives valuable experiencing in networking and getting an 'in' with a company," she said.

She added this is the first year Ivy Tech students have been invited to attend, in addition to the IU Kokomo students. Free parking is available to those students.

Some of the employers attending include Bona Vista Programs, Cumulus Broadcasting, Community Howard Regional Health, Elite Marketing Interactions, F.D. Reese Christian Academy, Kokomo Police Department, and SouthernCare Hospice.

For a complete list of those attending, go to http://go.iu.edu/65R

Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.