It’s already been about a month since Career Week, when the Career Center hosted 8 events, including 4 new ones! Roughly 1,000 students attended events throughout the entire week and we even got Hooter the Owl to update his LinkedIn photo!
The Job & Internship fair filled the Student Pavilion with 111 employers with over 500 students alone attending the fair. Students, in professional dress of course, were able to meet with employers in their field and give them their resumes, create connections, and apply for jobs and internships.
Did you miss the fair? Don’t worry, there’s another one in the Spring! But, if you’re wondering whether or not it’s something you should attend, here are some helpful insights from other students who attended:
“It’s an invaluable experience not only to meet potential employers but to prepare yourself professionally for networking opportunities.”
“It is a great way to for one to begin reaching their goal, by putting their best foot out into the threshold of opportunity.”
A common theme of feedback from students seemed to emphasize the importance of networking and “getting your foot in the door.” And we agree! These career fairs are amazing for providing contact information to potential employers and potentially even landing a job! Unless you’ve found a way to pay for rent and food using diamond dollars for eternity, we’re all going to need one of those eventually.
If you want to see a rather large owl interact with business-y humans, watch this video of Hooter making his professional debut at the fair.
If Hooter can make his way to Career Center events, so can you! Check out our upcoming events here and be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for more updates!
Here’s a list of all Career Week events, and make sure you stay tuned for information about Career Week in the Spring:
- Career Fair Prep
- Careers Beyond the Cash Register
- Career Week Kickoff
- Discover Your Options
- Etiquette Dinner
- Resume Review Event– 2 Days
- Federal Job Search Workshop & Panel
- University-Wide Job and Internship Fair