Southeastern students, alumni invited to professional presence and etiquette seminars

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: September 7, 2012

      HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University students and alumni are invited to participate in professional presence and etiquette seminars in anticipation of Career Fair 2012, the Office of Career Services' annual university‑wide career event on Sept. 20.

     Held as a benefit exclusively for Southeastern students and alumni, the seminars are scheduled Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 2 p.m. in Garrett Hall, room 14 and Monday, Sept. 17, at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union, room 223.

     "Participants will learn how to more effectively interact with employers, dress in acceptable attire, and better prepare one's time before, during and after Career Fair 2012," said Ken Ridgedell, director of Career Services.

     Over 125 employers will participate in Career Fair 2012, which is scheduled Thursday, Sept. 20, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Student Activity Center on the corner of University Avenue and General Pershing.

     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.

     Resume FAQs and samples are also available at For additional information on Career Fair 2012 or pre-fair seminars, visit or contact Career Services at (985) 549‑2121 or

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