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Southeastern students, alumni invited to Career Fair Sept. 23

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt


     HAMMOND -- All Southeastern Louisiana University students and alumni are invited to attend Career Fair 2009, the Office of Career Services’ annual university wide career event. 
     With well over 100 organizational participants, Career Fair 2009 will be held Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing. 
     Representatives from various companies and hospitality, government, business, engineering, finance and banking industries will be onsite to answer questions and take resumes.  
     “Career Fair 2009 is an excellent opportunity for students and alumni to network with representatives of numerous employers, develop job leads, and establish important contacts,” said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services. “The information and contacts participants gather significantly improves their chances of securing a career after graduation.”
     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 also can attend pre-fair seminars and workshops designed to assist them in preparing for the event.
     Resume FAQs and samples are also available at For additional information on Career Fair 2009, visit or contact Career Services at (985) 549 2121 or

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