The booths are manned by employers from area companies, eager to meet candidates for new jobs.
Tuesday is Career Day at Northwest, and students pour into the building to get their feet wet in the job market in a relatively stress-free environment.
Among the job-seekers is accounting major Stephanie Poppa.
"I'm at the point where I'm looking at internships and looking at my future, and I'm looking at my options for what I'm going to do from here," Poppa said.
Stephanie looks around the room for the first company on her checklist.
She's highlighted a few specific booths to visit to find out what opportunities she faces.
Poppa has a plan; something her advisors said would give her an advantage.
"It's definitely a buyer's market for employers. They have the upper hand," said Joan Schneider, director of Career Services at NWMSU.
Schneider is the host for Career Day.
She says employers can be selective when it comes to who they hire, so getting an internship could be vital to nailing down a job.
"They're an opportunity for you start building professional networking skills and start putting some meat (for lack of a better term) on your resume that will attract employers. Employers like to see that you've gotten your feet wet and that you're still here," Schneider said.
Poppa visits several booths, from Enterprise rental cars to the Starlight Theatre in Kansas City.
She really wants to get an internship focused on private accounting, management, or marketing.
After hitting the places on her list, Stephanie says she feels encouraged by her one-on-one chats.
"There's a couple of them that I'm seriously interested in so it was good to get a face to face interaction with someone who's familiar with the company and the job," she said.