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Students find success at Career Fairs


Students attend Bobcats CARE Aug. 24, a job and student organization fair.

Photo By Jaden Edison

The LBJ ballroom will soon welcome employers once again to grant students the opportunity to develop into working professionals.
Career services offers many different resources including hosting career fairs every semester. Through career fairs, students have been able to score internships and jobs with reputable companies year after year.
In the LBJ ballroom, about 70 employers set up their tables to recruit students they hope to mentor or work with.
Skyler Guzman, psychology senior, helped set up a career fair last Spring. There, she began talking to a representative for the U.S. Probation and Parole Office. She earned herself a summer internship with the company.
“Now I know I want to go into probation, so I’m glad I got to take that internship and be less confused with what I want to do with my future,” Guzman said.
She said freshmen should attend career fairs to meet future employers. Freshmen may want to take business cards and make note of the employers for future reference.
Pablo Montes, psychology senior, recently started his internship with the school of family and consumer sciences. He said taking this internship solidified his future in working with children.
“It’s okay to be nervous for career fairs, but just do your best, and if the employer sees that you are invested in the company then more than likely they will contact you,” Montes said.
Taking the time to network with different employers can be intimidating, but there are ways to prepare.
At career services they offer mock interviews. These interviews prepare students on how to speak to an employer in a professional manner.
Career Services is always ready to assist students in their next step outside of the classroom. Through this commitment, students have attained internships and gone out to get the job of their dreams.
Emily Trepanier, career adviser, said she is committed to helping students prosper through career services.
“We want to prepare and empower students,” Trepanier said. “We want to give them the tools and skills to continue their professional development after they graduate.”
Students who may not be able to attend a career fair but are interested in internship positions or jobs can go to Jobs4Cats. Approximately two million employers are registered for Jobs4Cats looking for their next hire.
Internship and job experience in any respective field is essential experience for anyone to grow professionally. Through the career fairs and other resources career services offers, students are able to move on from their academic career into their professional career with ease.
To learn more about the resources career services offer check out their website.

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