Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Career Fair on 2/17

The Spring Career Fair is just around the corner. Here's information from Career & Employment Services:

Spring 2010 Career Fair
Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010
4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Wheelock Student Center, Marshall Hall

What is the purpose of the Career Fair?
There is no substitute for an old-fashioned handshake. The Career Fair provides an opportunity for Puget Sound students and recent alumni to meet employers face-to-face, and make contacts for the purpose of exploring career options and inquiring about available jobs and internships.

What types of opportunities are available?
Because every job is part of your career path, the Career Fair brings to campus employers with a variety of opportunities. Part-time, full-time, and seasonal jobs and internships are all available. Peruse the Participant List* to see which organizations are offering which specific types of opportunities. *The list is updated as organizations confirm attendance, so check back often!

Who should attend?
Whether it's your first or your final year on campus, and regardless of your major, you can benefit from attending the Career Fair!

Undecided students: Get ideas for careers you might pursue and find out what majors enter that field.

Anybody considering an internship or summer job: Many employers have internship programs or seasonal opportunities.
(A short-term experience with an employer can give you great insight into that field.)

Anyone not graduating this year: Since there is no pressure to land a job, you can get comfortable introducing yourself to employers and practice asking them questions.

Anyone graduating this year: Prepare ahead of time by researching the employers who are participating and by using the tips from the bulleted section below. Dress nicely, bring your resume and make a great first impression with your handshake and smile...you may walk away with an interview!

EVERYBODY! The more students who attend the Career Fair, the more attractive Puget Sound is to potential employers.

How can I make the most of the Career Fair?

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