Fall Career Fair scheduled for Oct 28; Prep Sessions for all majors this week

October 20, 2015 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer

The Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services will host its Fall 2015 Career Fair Wednesday, Oct. 28, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Student Union Auditorium.

“This career fair is open to all majors,” said Shelly Drouillard, director of the Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services. “Students are asked to wear professional dress and to bring their Rocket Card and plenty of resumés to share with potential employers.”

fall career fairRepresentatives from 100 for-profit, government and nonprofit organizations will be available to meet with students regarding full-time and part-time employment along with internship opportunities. Students of all majors are encouraged to attend. Alumni also are welcome.

Registered organizations represent a wide range of fields, and employers include Best Buy, ESPN Cleveland, Make-A-Wish America, Coca-Cola Co., The Andersons, ProMedica, Quicken Loans, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North American Science Associates, Heidelberg Distributing, among others. Participants can see a full list of employers here.

Students can prepare for the career fair by attending recommended Prep Sessions from noon 1 p.m. in Student Union Room 2591 Wednesday, Oct. 21, Thursday, Oct. 22, and Monday, Oct. 26. Students are encouraged to register online for the prep session.

In addition, a Resumé Review Open House will be held Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Career Services, located in Student Union Room 1533. Members of Alpha Kappa Psi and Career Services staff will be on hand to review resumés in preparation for the fair. No appointment is required; students can walk-in and have their resumés reviewed.

A Seeilo introduction and demonstration on how you can create an online portfolio also will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. in Student Union Room 1533 Wednesday, Oct. 21, Thursday, Oct. 22, and Monday, Oct. 26.

“Career fairs serve as a valuable resource to our students. Students are able to explore career options and seek future employment,” Drouillard added. “Students will be able to discover what is out there in the work world, explore different options and career paths, meet and talk with representatives from a broad spectrum of companies, obtain valuable interview and job search experience from seasoned professionals, learn about internships, develop a network of contacts and discuss available positions, and submit their resumés in person to company recruiters.”

The Center for Experiential Learning and Career Services works to connect students to meaningful learning experiences and assist students with determining a major and career exploration. Students are encouraged to take advantage of the many services offered; these include resumé reviews, mock interviews and job search strategies. To schedule an appointment, call 419.530.4341.

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