5 Reasons Students And Job Seekers Should Participate At The Upcoming Startup Talent Showcase

We all know that looking for a job is a full-time job. As a student, finding the perfect summer internship is a difficult task when you’re trying to focus on school work and finish the spring semester strong. It’s even more challenging for individuals who are seeking an opportunity to work with a startup in a role that will equip him/her to develop new skill sets and grow professionally. We may have the solution for you. Consider finding your next internship/gig/job at the upcoming Startup Talent Showcase.

Here are 5 reasons why you will not want to miss this job fair:

1. You’re in a room with a ton of St. Louis’ coolest, most promising companies.

We’ll have over 50 cutting-edge, innovative companies in one place that are there to meet you! On top of that, you’ll get to listen to each of them introduce their companies at the event. These companies are hiring summer interns, freelancers, contractors and full-time employees for a variety of positions. We’ll announce who they are prior to the big day via the event website so you can do your homework and make a list of your favorites.

2. You get a ton of exposure with one pitch.

You’ll have a captivated audience consisting of 50+ hiring companies who are there to hear your one-minute pitch. That’s a lot of bang for your buck! (The event is free).

3. You get to be yourself.

Show people who you really are. You have a minute to tell your story, whatever story that is, however you want to tell it. Let yourself shine.

4. One profile and one pitch Vs. many booths and job applications.

This is no stuffy career fair. You don’t have to visit booth after booth and watch your resume get shuffled away into the abyss of stacks of CVs.Β You don’t have to go through job application after job application. All you have to do is create a profile and the matching is done for you. Oh, and did we mention it’s free?

5. You’ll have two chances to connect.

You’ll have the opportunity to connect with companies through the platform and at the event in-person.

Just for fun, we threw in a couple of more reasons you’ll want to be there…

6. An opportunity to brush up on (or create) your personal pitch.

What better time than this event to practice your spiel to future employers. It’s a great excuse to think about what you’re good at, what you enjoy doing, what you’re not so good at and what you don’t enjoy. Understanding this is fundamental in finding or crafting your ideal career path.

7. Network with other students, job seekers and entrepreneurs.

Everyone at this event is in the same boat as you – connect with them! You never know where one conversation can lead. Considering starting your own company one day? Boom. Now you know 50 founders.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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Colleen Jenkins is the founder and CEO of PluggedIN, a talent matchmaking technology platform that connects students and job seekers with startups. She is also the director of the St. Louis and Kansas city branches of Venture for America.