By: Kiera Bell
The Spring 2017 Semi-Annual Career Fair is right around the corner! The office of Career Services will be hosting the career fair Thursday, March 23 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 2nd floor parlors.
Students are encouraged to come out and participate in the career fair while also gaining experience interacting with potential employers to land an internship or job in the near future. “You figure, this is the big next step. It’s not impossible for you to get a job or internship, but this is a good way to learn what’s out there and better ways to put yourself out there. That’s the goal.” said Dr. Bill H. Means, director of Career Services.
Upon arrival, students should come professionally dressed and with their resumes. There will be employers for at least all majors ranging from agriculture, STEM, business, government, and education.
In order to access specifically which employers will be in attendance, students will receive an email from Career Services providing them with a link to the list of employers. “We want students to really look into this and do research on the organization’s that’s within their majors or ones they might be interested in. That way they can stand out and it shows you did your homework.” Dr. Means added.
Career Services also encourages students to come to their office and have their resumes reviewed as well. This is a great outlet for those who want advice on a what makes a strong resume and have it ready for the career fair.
“You don’t have to stay the full three hours, take advantage of this opportunity and come with an open mind. You never know who you’ll meet, so come and learn and be dressed appropriately.” added Dr. Means
This could be the experience of a lifetime for some and a learning lesson for most, but you’ll never know until you come March 23, 2017 from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 2nd floor parlors.