By| Mykenzie Leccia

On Wednesday, Oct. 18, local college students from around the Twin Ports gained insight on possible career opportunities and local jobs at the University of Wisconsin-Superior’s first annual Fall Career and Internship Fair.

Between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. students were able to learn more about 72 different companies and organizations search for future internships, part-time, and full-time employees. The Career and Internship Fair also connected students and alumni showing the array of potential employers and career options that could be explored. The fair was also open to community members of both Superior and Duluth. Students from University of Minnesota, Lake Superior College, and more.

“I’ve seen a couple things that could be good opportunities and things that interest me. But not everyone here has the internships that I need for what I’m going into,” said AJ Jazdzewski, a student from College of Saint Scholastica.

Jazdzewski was interested in careers involving Artificial Intelligence. They hope to incorporate AI within our everyday lives. Local giants like Essentia Health were also present at the career fair. Something which interested UWS Freshman Kyra Latvala.

“There is a lot of local job opportunities for my career, especially with the new Essentia building, and that there’s just a lot of places looking for young workers,” said Latvala.

Latvala is looking to go into health care management and hopes to be a supervisor or director at a hospital. Latvala attended the fair to seek out and explore potential future employment opportunities, like Essentia Health, St. Luke’s, and Hospital Sisters Health System.

Local jobs and careers that attended the fair can also be found through an app called Handshake. For more upcoming events, visit the website under the events tab.