Find a future at the fair

Jan 252011
Authors: Kari Pills

Spring semester for many students, especially seniors, includes a sense of panic to find an internship or job. 
But it may not be as difficult a task as some students may think because the Career Center is offering a job fair on Feb. 2 in the Lory Student Center Main Ballroom.  Here students can get in touch with potential employers and learn about the opportunities they offer.

“These are employers who basically want to hire CSU students and alum.  These employers are actively recruiting,” said Summer Shaffer, assistant director of Marketing and Guest Experience at the Career Center.

While students usually have to seek future employers, Shaffer said this is the one chance students have to be sought after.

“Our main purpose is to get the word out about us and to describe what our jobs are all about,” said Jenny Holcomb, director of personnel for the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, one of the many employers that will be at the fair.

While many employers are aware that you will be attending classes that day as well, substituting your usual sweatpants for work-wear could be beneficial. 

“Dress for success. We always encourage students to put their best foot forward in these situations,” Shaffer said. “It’s not always the deciding factor, though.”

To prepare further, the Career Center is also offering the resume rush, which is being offered every week day until Feb. 1, except on Jan. 31.  This service provides direction to provide the most success in a resume when seeking a job.  

“A resume helps. We are looking to hire inside sales and marketing,” said Yvonne Curran, Human Resources director for Access Computer Products, an electronic recycling company in North Loveland. “We want to get our name out there as a local employer.”

While resume services are always offered, the Career Center encourages students to take advantage of the resume rush because it allows specialized employers to look at your resume.

Shaffer also said that looking at employer’s websites and doing research prior to attending the fair would be beneficial and help students be more prepared. 

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