SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. - John Rindy, director of Slippery Rock University's Career Education and Development Office, is telling students to polish their interview skills and head to the on-campus 2014 Summer Job and Internship Fair because "the recruiters are coming."
The 11:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., Feb. 20, event will be in the Smith Student Center Ballroom.
"We have more than 70 companies, everyone from safety management to health services administration will have recruiters at the fair," he said.
"The career fair is open to all majors. Students should arrive prepared to ask questions of employers, but they should also bring along enough resumes to leave with the employers that interest them," he said.
The dress code is business casual. Those wearing athletic wear, shorts, T-shirts or any ripped clothes will be turned away, Rindy said. "Employers want to meet students who take the job fair seriously. They spend a lot of personal time and money to attend our fairs - they want to meet people who are prepared."
"This particular job fair attracts companies offering summer jobs, internships and full time jobs, and so the attending organizations range from summer camps and YMCAs looking for counselors, to large national firms like PNC Bank, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Prudential and Georgia Pacific," he said.
Rindy said attendees should:
•Approach the job fair to make connections for jobs, not expecting to walk out with a job
•Research the companies beforehand - never ask, "So, what does your company do?"
•Get a good night's sleep
•Never walk around with your friends - for maximum effectiveness work independently
•Try not to wait in long lines for preferred companies
•Make a list of your top firms and the questions you will ask each potential employer
•Never show up with your resume on regular white paper; only resume paper will do
•Walk around the fair once to get a feel before you visit a specific employer
•Ask a member of the career team for help before your first visit
•Always register for the fair. Employers like students who are prepared and have printed name badges. It says to the employer, "I thought about and prepared for the job fair."
Students can register at http://www.sru.edu/careerconnection on the events tab. A list of recruiters attending the fair is available at: http://www.sru.edu/academics/enrollment/career/Pages/index.aspx
For more information call 724.738.2028.
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