Career Fair 2017
You’re focusing on your studies, but that big step after graduation is right around the corner.
Southeastern’s Office of Career Services can help by offering a multitude of career counseling and job search assistance. The University’s annual Career Fair will be held Thursday, Sept. 21 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.
Southeastern Business major Ian Squires got a head start on future career opportunities when he attended last year’s Career Fair as a junior. The picture below features him speaking to representatives from Faulk & Winkler, LLC, an accounting, tax and business consulting services company with locations in Baton Rouge and Gonzales. He began work as an Audit Intern with Faulk & Winkler within a month of that meeting!
It took lots of preparation to get to that point, Ian points out. “It took four failed interviews at various places for me to realize that preparing for Career Fair was vital.” Read more about Ian's experience as he learned what employers were looking for.
"Sometimes I hear students say 'I’m not ready for a job yet' or 'I already have one'. Let me tell you from personal experience, things change," Ian explains. "You are always on the job market. If you aren’t at this exact moment, you may be by the time employers are hiring. Take advantage of this opportunity and take time to prepare for interview questions through resources provided by Career Services. Work hard on your resume, dress professionally, and act confident even if you’re not. Lastly, GO! You will never regret it."
Get a jump start on your future. Interact directly with recruiters and representatives from over 130 local and national companies and organizations in a variety of industries during this free one-day event exclusively for students and alumni.
To get the most out of the event:
Prepare ahead of time by attending a free Professional Presence and Etiquette Seminar presented by Ms. Anna Bass on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 3:30 p.m. in Room 14 of Garrett Hall.
Bring multiple copies of your resume - it’s your chance to showcase your talents and professional abilities to potential employers. Don't let your documents end up in the rejected pile. Meet with a Career Services staff member for a free five-minute review of your resume. This service is available Sept. 11-14 and Sept. 18-19 from 9 - 11 am and 1 - 3 pm in the Student Union Annex, room 2102. You can find online resume guidance on the Career Services page.
Be prepared to briefly discuss career interests, goals, knowledge and skills with recruiters.
Southeastern’s Office of Career Services can assist as you prepare for your future after graduation:
Map your career to help you identify which careers fit your strengths and interests.
Perfect your resume and write cover letters that get noticed.
Practice tips for acing your interview and learn techniques to showcase professionalism.
Search for part-time job, full-time employment, or an internship.
Visit the Career Services page for these services and more, which are provided free of charge to students as well as alumni.
Monday, September 11, 2017
by: Ashley Richardson