Almost 40 companies had booths at the expo, and Sanger said there were companies geared toward each of Rasmussen’s six schools of study.
Allen Aukes of Blue Earth’s Midwest IT Systems was there recruiting interns for the small-business, computer-support company.
“We help business owners sleep at night,” he said of the company.
Aukes said the company offers paid internships that give real-world IT experience to students. Interns work on firewalls, basic security and cleaning out viruses, among other things, and they go out on calls beside professional engineers.
“It’s a way for us to try out an employee, and for the employee to try us out,” he said.
The company also offers a $2,500 tuition reimbursement after a six-month internship completion that leads to a full-time position.
The expo was open to community members as well, Sanger said. Other components of the event included LinkedIn training, a clothing shop with donated business attire, interview and resume tips, guidance from career-service advisers, and to the delight of many attendees, free food.