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Southeastern students, alumni invited to Career Fair Sept. 21

Contact: Rene Abadie


     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University students and alumni are invited to participate in Career Fair 2011, the Office of Career Services’ annual university wide career event.
     Held as a benefit exclusively for Southeastern students and alumni, Career Fair 2011 will have over 100 organizational participants and will be held Wednesday, Sept. 21, 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 provides Southeastern students and graduates the opportunity to obtain that much needed face time with recruiters to set themselves apart from the rest of the pack and all of those faceless resumes that come their way,” said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services.  “There is no other venue that will allow you to directly interact with recruiters and managers from over 100 employers and leave a lasting, positive impression – all in one day.  In fact, it would take you months, possibly even years, to speak with as many recruiters as you can in just one day at Southeastern’s Career Fair 2011.” 
     To get the most out of the fair, Ridgedell said students and alumni should 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 2011 or pre-fair seminars, visit or contact Career Services at (985) 549 2121 or

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