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Southeastern alumni, students invited to annual Career Fair Sept. 18

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND – Career Services at Southeastern Louisiana University will host more than 143 organizations at Career Fair 2007 on Sept. 18.

     Held from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Ave. and General Pershing, Career Fair 2007 is open to all Southeastern students and alumni.

     “Career Fair 2007 is an excellent opportunity for students and alumni to network with representatives of various employers, develop job leads, and establish important contacts,” said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services. “It is an ideal opportunity to learn more about each organization and to obtain invaluable face time with recruiters to distinguish career fair participants from the pack of faceless resumes.”

     “Where else can you interact with recruiters and managers from more than 140 employers under one roof and leave a lasting, positive impression - all in one day,” he added. “It would take months, possibly years, to speak with as many recruiters as those who attend Southeastern’s Career Fair 2007.”

     Employers participating in Career Fair 2007 include Entergy, State Farm, Chevron, AT&T, and Walgreen’s.  For a complete list of employers and other information on Career Fair 2007, click on the Career Fair 2007 button at

     To get the most out of the fair, Ridgedell said students and alumni should dress professionally; bring copies of their resumes; be prepared to briefly discuss career interests, goals, knowledge and skills; and collect brochures and business cards.

     They can also attend a free “Emergency Resume Clinic,” where students can stop by Career Services for a quick review of their resumes.  Clinics are scheduled for Sept. 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and no registration is necessary.

     For additional information on Career Fair 2007, contact Career Services at (985) 549‑2121 or

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