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The career fair is the largest event of the semester. Whether you are looking for a full-time job, internship, or not quite ready for this big step; it is important to attend the career fair. Below you can find everything you need in order to feel ready and prepared. 

How to Prepare

What to wear?

Dress is business professional. Remember dress for the job you want! NO jeans, sneakers, etc. (Our advice, check out Gabe's for business clothes) 

Bring you resume!

Have an updated copy of your resume with you. Print more copies than you think you will need. (Our advice 15 minimum)

Research the Companies

Do some research the companies you want to talk to, understand the work they do. This will also help determine if this is someone you want to work for.

Previous Companies in Attendance

84 Lumber

Air Enterprises

Beaver Excavating Company

Black Lion Products, LLC


City of Akron Engineering Bureau

Construction Employers Association



Donley's, Inc.

Drees Homes

Eclipse Co., LLC

Elford, Inc.

Engelke Construction Solutions

Ferguson Construction Company

Graves Lumber Co.

Gross Residential

Grunley Contrsuction

Hansen-Rice, Inc.

Hatzel & Buehler, Inc

Hensel Phelps

Herc Rentals Corporation

Infinity Construction Co., Inc.

J.D. Williamson Construction Co., Inc.

JCI Contractors, Inc.

K. Hovnanian Homes

Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal

Knez Homes


Lake Erie Electric, Inc.

Lawler Construction

Lawler Construction - Construction Managers and General Contractors

Marous Brothers Construction

Mears Group, Inc.

Messer Construction Co.

NAIOP Northern Ohio Chapter

National Enclosure Company

Neptune Plumbing and Heating Co

Nicholson Construction Company

Norfolk Southern

NVR, Inc. / Ryan Homes

Ohio Valley Drywall Supply

Panzica Construction


Precision Environmental Co.

Premier Development Partners

Advice From Companies

“Make sure you have plenty copies of your resume and come prepared
with questions you want to ask.”

Stacy Shaum ● Kokosing

“Have a firm handshake, maintain eye contact, and have confidence in your-

Josh Kocsis ● Neptune Plumbing

“Wear comfortable, but professional clothes. Employers can tell if you’re
feeling uncomfortable... Be genuine.”

Jillian Tipton ● Akron-Canton CSI

“Know what you are looking for in a company and an experience. Mention
your GPA and extra-curriculars.”

Mary Phalen ● SA Comunale

“Have a good handshake, be well spoken, adequately dressed, and comfortable. Have something that makes you stand out“

Megan Larkin ● Turner

“Demonstrate your leadership and initiative through school experience or
work experience.”

Corinne Kozlowski ● Great Lakes

“Show your desire to learn and express interest in learning all aspect of
their operation. ”

Jaime Hart ● Rudolph Libbe

“Research the companies you’re interested in. A candidate that has some
background and asks insightful questions is always impressive. This shows
initiative to investigate.”

Tom Elmore ● Air Enterprises

“Try not to be afraid of the word “travel”. At this point take advantage of any
opportunity you can!”

Samantha Rodgers ● Beaver Excavating

Be personable. Allow the conversation to take place and get to know us, we are recruiting you to possibly work along side us one day. Ask what jobs we are currently working on and etc." 

Lucas Ward ● Whiting Turner

“Attend the fair even if you are not looking for a co-op yet! Get out there
and talk to companies.

Tracy Thomas ● Independence Excavating

“When researching companies look at their project experience, office locations, value, and any specialties. Know what position you are applying for and have questions about it (i.e. internship, full-time, part- time, etc.)”

CMSO Board 2019/2020

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