Fall Career Fair to offer job help

The Center for Career and Professional Development will host the Fall Career Fair, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., today, in the Live Oak Ballroom of the Setzer Student Center.

The event is open to students and alumni of all majors seeking any career. Professional dress is recommended, and participants should provide résumés.

“All majors — current students and alumni — are encouraged to attend,” Amy Dillow, marketing coordinator for the Center for Career and Professional Development, said. “We’ve partnered with the graduate fair, so it’s a two-in-one experience.”

Free headshot opportunities will also be provided at the fair.

“Headshots can be used for LinkedIn and other career programs,” Dillow said.

Students can get résumé feedback at the fair, as well as at the Center for Career and Professional Development all semester long, Dillow said.

“We have a student employment office, open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where students can get on-site résumé feedback,” she said. “They can also schedule appointments with their career consultants.”

The Fall Career Fair is held in conjunction with the Graduate Fair, and students will be able to meet representatives from several different career fields.

“Students will be able to see what’s available to them in terms of recruitment and internships,” Dillow said. “Students can apply for graduation at this fair, purchase their cap and gown, class rings, graduation announcements, etc., as well as get in contact with alumni affairs.”

All of the potential employers present at the event are listed at lamar.joinhandshake.com.

“Students who attend this event will see what benefits are out there for them,” Dillow said. “Freshmen are encouraged to come as well and see everything that’s available.”

There will be two more Career and Professional Development events in the fall semester. Coffee & Connect will be held Oct. 16. The event will provide free coffee and networking opportunities.

The Educator’s Career Fair will be held Nov. 1 in the Setzer Student Center’s Live Oak Ballroom.

“We’ll also have another career/grad fair in the spring, on March 5,” Dillow said. “There will be another Coffee & Connect on March 19, a Criminal Justice Fair March 21, and another Educator’s Career Fair, April 4, although the spring dates are subject to change.”

For more information, contact Dillow at 880-8878 or at amy.dillow@ lamar.edu.

Story by Olivia Malick, UP managing editor

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