What is a Career Expo?

The Career Expo is a networking opportunity for companies, current Southeast students, and alumni.  The Career Expo is a networking opportunity for companies, current Southeast students, and alumni. Over 140 employers, recruiters, and schools attend this event to actively recruit students for potential internship and full-time job opportunities available with their organizations.

Why should I attend the Career Expo?

The Career Expo provides an excellent opportunity for students across all majors to actively engage with employers who have internship and full-time positions to fill. Other benefits of attending this event include learning more about future opportunities with specific companies, solidifying personal career goals, and building a professional network. All students, regardless of current year of classification are encouraged to attend.

What should I wear to the Career Expo?

The Office of Career Services recommends students who are actively job-seeking wear professional business attire appropriate to your field. Make sure clothes are clean and wrinkle free and wear shoes that are comfortable yet professional.
Event Date Time Location
Spring Expo March 1st 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Show-Me Center

2023 Spring Career Expo

Are you looking for an opportunity to network with employers about career and internship opportunities in your field? This is your chance!

Save the date and plan to attend the Spring Career Expo on Wednesday, March 1, 2023, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in the Show-Me Center.

This event connects quality employers with Southeast students from all majors! All current students and alumni are welcome. Professional business dress is required - dress for success!

Bring copies of your resume and be prepared to have some great conversations with recruiters who are ready to hire you.

Get ready to meet your future employer!

View the Fall 2022 Employer list.

2023 Spring Career Expo Employer Information

Registration fee:
For-profit entities: $325

Non-profit entities: $175

Your registration fee includes an 8 ft. booth with two chairs. Breakfast refreshments and lunch will be provided.

  • Receipts for online payments will automatically be generated and emailed to you.
  • If you wish to pay by check, select the "purchase order" option at checkout, and an invoice will be emailed to you, followed by a receipt when payment is processed.
  • Your booth is guaranteed when payment is received.
  • Special payment arrangement requests are welcome (government, military, credit card over the phone, etc.) and should be directed to Amy Aldridge at aaldridge@semo.edu.

COVID-19 protocol updates will be provided for employers as necessary throughout the spring semester. As of today, there are no restrictions in place with regard to attendance.

Register your business now 

Hear from Career Services staff

"We want to see our students, obviously, stay here in the region and make this a healthy region. But we also want to see students grow, and succeed, and go nationally and regionally to different employers. An education at Southeast Missouri State University can take you to all corners of the country, all corners of the globe, and even local, really great employers."

Dan Presson, Director of Career Services

Dan Presson, Director of Career Services, holds a microphone while speaking to prospective students.

Types of Expos

In-person Events

These are unique, small events designed to help employers connect directly with students.
Employer tables will be placed 6-feet apart, and will allow for one employer representative at each table. All tables will be sanitized before and after each session. Masks are required. Student traffic will be controlled, and social distancing guidelines will be implemented.

Virtual Recruiting/Webinars

We will create a unique virtual space for employers to present their information on a selected date/time, then have the opportunity to interact with students and faculty. This will be facilitated via Zoom. All attendees will be muted for the first 15-20 minutes of the employer's presentation, and then the virtual floor will be opened for questions. Information about students in attendance will be sent directly to the employer for follow-up.
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