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      College students from throughout Upper Michigan gather for job fair

      Wednesday was an opportunity for students across the Upper Peninsula to meet with future employers.

      It was the 24th annual Upper Great Lakes Collegiate Job Fair at Northern Michigan University.

      Between 65 and 70 employers from Michigan and surrounding states came to Marquette in search for potential employees. Companies including jewelers, healthcare providers, and even law enforcement made appearances.

      "It attracts a lot of different employers," said Steven LaFond of NMU Career Services. "Some could be here looking for graduates from an associate degree program and then others are here looking for graduates from a traditional four year university."

      What makes this job fair special is that it allows students from all two and four year U.P. colleges to attend. In previous years, the fair would rotate between schools throughout Upper Michigan.

      NMU is now the permanent host of the fair because of its central location.