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Early-Bird Virtual Career Fair Registration Ends April 28

By Amelia Zwecher

Virtual Fair
The SEMA Virtual Career Fair is a great opportunity for employers to take advantage of inexpensive branding and future talent pipeline development.

SEMA will host its inaugural Virtual Career Fair June 1, 2017, from 12:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. (EDT). This event—designed for industry employers who may be hiring within the next six–12 months—is a great opportunity to take advantage of inexpensive branding and future talent pipeline development. Networking with student and non-student job seekers is among the many steps in helping to keep the automotive aftermarket industry alive.

Companies already registered for the event include:

  • Air Flow Research: manufacturer and designer
  • Bob Cook Sales: rep firm
  • Edelbrock LLC: manufacturer
  • Galpin Motors Inc: installer and restyler
  • Insignia Group LLC: accessories sales solutions
  • Kooks Headers & Exhausts: manufacturer
  • MagnaFlow: manufacturer
  • Performance Business Media: advertising/marketing agency
  • Randy’s: warehouse
  • SpeedKore Performance Group: manufacturer
  • Thyssenkrupp Bilstein: manufacturer
  • Verfiacts Automotive: collision repair
  • Wurth USA: supplier

More than 250 job seekers are already registered. Approximately one-third of job seekers registered are students, and the remainder have industry experience. Current students come from the following schools:

  • American River College
  • Automotive Training Center
  • Brigham Young University–Idaho
  • California Institute of Technology
  • California State University—Los Angeles, Northridge and San Bernardino
  • Campbell University
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Clemson University
  • Colorado State University
  • CUNY LaGuardia Community College
  • Everglades University
  • Fullerton College
  • George Washington University
  • Kansas State University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Lincoln College of Technology
  • Manhattan College
  • McPherson College
  • Michigan State University
  • Monlau Engineering Repsol Tech School
  • New York University
  • Northeastern University Northern Arizona University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • Portland Community College
  • Seattle Community College–South Campus
  • South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
  • Students from Clemson University
  • Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi
  • Thomas Nelson Community College
  • University of Akron
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Northampton
  • University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Texas at Arlington
  • Universal Technical Institute
  • Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology
  • Washtenaw Community College

Event attendees will immediately have access to hundreds of résumés/profiles for 60 days after the event ends. Early registration ends April 28, and costs $75 per employer—a $50 savings for those who register before the early-bird deadline. For specific details about event benefits, read the March 30 SEMA eNews article entitled “Recruit Top Talent With SEMA’s New Online Career Fair.”

For more information, contact Amelia F. Zwecher, PhD, PHR, at

Register now!