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Calendar of Events & Programs for Students and Alumni


Friday, January 27, 2017
Field House, King Horn Sports Center  

This event is for students and alumni from  Arts & Sciences, Business Administration, and  Engineering for full and part-time, co-op, or internship positions, or for admission to graduate/professional school.

Open fair: 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Lunch: 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Optional interviews: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Candidates may be selected during morning open fair and scheduled for half hour interviews during the afternoon.)


Professional dress is required. 
Requests for business cards must be made by January 12, 2017.
Professional pictures will be taken if desired during the fair while students are wearing their best interview look. These can be used on LinkedIn!

Registeration will be available at a later date. To register, login to Polar Careers powered by Symplicity then follow these instructions.

Go to the Events tab
Click on 'Workshop' sub-tab
Click on 'Winter Career and Graduate/Professional School Fair'
Scroll to the bottom of the screen and click the 'RSVP' button. The screen will revert to the tab ' RSVP for Career Fairs and Workshops' where there will be a green check mark beside the event

RSVPs should be made no later than 5:00 p.m. two days before the event. Polar Careers reserves the right to cancel any event or workshop if minimum required number of attendees is not met.  Attendees will be notified by contact info provided in registration if a cancelation occurs.  If enough students have already registered, late registrations may be accepted as space allows.

If you have any questions, please contact Polar Careers at 419-772-2145 or


OFIC CareerFest career fair

February 3, 2017, 10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Cardinal Hall, Ohio Expo Center

717 East 17th Avenue
Columbus, Ohio 43211

Increase your employment or internship opportunities and network with recruiters at CareerFest which is sponsored for students and alumni of members of the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC).  

Candidate Check In: 8:45 - 10:30 a.m.
Open Fair: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


To register and for information on participating employers and tips for a successful event, visit OFIC CareerFest

When you register you will have the opportunity to include your resume for recruiters to review.  Before submitting your resume, please have it reviewed by a professional career advisor in Polar Careers. Call 419-772-2145 or email for an appointment.

Professional dress is required. 
Requests for business cards must be made one week in advance.


Education Expo

April 5, 2017
University of Findlay

Student Registration Information HERE


Education Expo is the annual teacher-recruiting career fair for graduating students and alumni who are licensed to teach school and who are eligible for employment during the 2017-2018 school year (includes August and December, 2018 graduates). The event is co-sponsored by Ashland University, Bluffton University, Defiance College, Heidelberg University, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Ohio Northern University and the University of Findlay.

Candidate check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Open fair: 8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Teacher candidates visit school district recruiters and provide resumes.
Interviews: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Recruiters select candidates for brief same-day interviews for employment.

For more information about the event including an employer list, contact Polar Careers at 419-772-2145 or



Friday, September 14, 2017
Field House, King Horn Sports Center  


Pharmacy fair 2017

Monday, October 30, 2017
Field House, King Horn Sports Center  



Thursday, January 25, 2018
Field House, King Horn Sports Center



EPS programs provide you with skills needed to conduct a successful career search as well as develop “skills for life” that will enhance your future.  Presentations offered for the academic year are posted at the bottom of this webpage. Check often for updates to the dates and times on the attachment. 

Descriptions of each presentation follows:

Career Fair Success Strategies
This presentation will help you conquer the career fair with confidence. Present a more professional you by planning what to wear, what to bring, and what questions to ask employers. First impressions are important, so start your future off right by perfecting your eye contact, hand shake, and interviewing skills!

The 30 Second Self-Intro – Marketing Yourself in 30 Seconds
With the Career Fair just around the corner, learn how to market yourself to future employers. This presentation will help you create a self-introduction that will tell employers who you are and what experiences you have. You can also quickly convey your strengths, skills, and future goals. There will also be information on how to create and perfect your professional resume. Wow employers at the career fair with a confident and unique self-introduction.

Creating Professional Resumes and Correspondence
Amp up your professional style by learning to create a polished resume as well as write attention-grabbing career search correspondence.

Graduate/Professional School Application Strategies
Learn about the graduate/professional school search and selection process. Finally figure out what all those testing acronyms mean. Learn about what to include in that all-important personal statement as well as tips and strategies for attracting the attention of your favorite institutions.

Mastering the Behavioral Based Interview
Get a gold star for preparedness in your next interview by learning about the types of questions employers will ask and what kind of answers to give in a behavioral based interview setting. This style of interview features the "Tell me about a time when..." question. Attend this presentation to prepare for the interview style that has taken over the work place.

Leveraging Technology: Using Polar Careers, CareerShift, Impress and LinkedIn
Nearly 90% of employers will use some type of social network to recruit their hires. Are you using networking to be found? Jump start your career search by:

  • Using CareerShift, a job posting Meta-search engine
  • Navigating Polar Careers powered by Symplicity, which is ONU’s data management system, for bringing together employers and their job postings with students and their resumes
  • Practicing interviewing by using the mock interview tool, Impress, which simulates a real webcam interview. You can choose from 40 different interview scenarios.
  • Developing your LinkedIn profile as a networking resource.

Social Networking
Social media has a way of creating a “brand” for ourselves, whether we realize it or not. How can you ensure that this brand reflects you in a positive way? This presentation examines the use of LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

Professionalism in the Workplace
What you need to know to be sure you meet your employer’s expectations. Come and find out tips on what can make you as successful as possible in your first job—or any job, for that matter!  You could unknowingly be doing more harm than good in your best efforts to be effective on the job.  Come learn some basic pointers on effective communication in the workplace that will help you understand what is expected of you and how you can best meet those expectations.

Salary, Benefits and Negotiations
So you got your first job offer, now what? This presentation will show you how to research and understand the salary range for your industry as well as create reasonable expectations for your sought-after income. Salary ranges and benefits vary widely due to such aspects as industry, geographic region and current economic conditions.


If you have questions, or want to make an appointment with a professional career advisor, contact the Polar Careers office at 419-772-2145.

Polar Careers

Anne Niese

Fax: 419-772-2007
McIntosh: Room 220
525 South Main Street
Ada, Ohio 45810
Monday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday: 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed