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Sept.20, 2011
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



SRU uses ‘Job Search 101’ links employers, students


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Nearly 50 employers and recruiters, including some nationally known heavy-hitters, looking to hire employees and interns in December or next May will participate in Slippery Rock University Career Services Sept. 29 “Job Search 101.”

The noon to 2 p.m. event will be in the University Union.

            A preparatory workshop, “Networking for Job Search 101 – Presentation and Practice,” will be Sept. 27 and include tips on preparing resumes, appropriate dress and presentation ideas. The workshop, open to sophomore to senior College of Business, Information and Social Science students, will run 12:30 to 1:45 p.m. in the Eisenberg Classroom Building Auditorium.

            Tony Linnan, former associate director of SRU’s Career Services, will be the workshop speaker.

            “The Sept. 29 Job Fair should offer SRU students the chance to get their foot in the door as they start their working career,” said John Rindy, director of SRU’s Office of Career Services. “We are recommending they attend the Sept. 27 workshop as a way of polishing their interview skills and their resumes. Students participating in the Job Fair will be expected to wear ‘business casual’ clothing and bring along resumes. These events will give those expecting to graduate in December or next spring the chance to interview and network with potential employers and could prove to be very beneficial,” he said.

            In addition to the two upcoming events, Rindy said the Office of Career Services, located in Bailey Library, offers other helpful information to jobseekers. “We urge students to take advantage of the expertise we have as they begin their job search,” he said.

            A number of university graduate programs will also staff tables offering recruitment and related information to potential students as part of the fair.

            “This year, we are seeing more employers looking at our students as potential employees. In fact, participation is up about 30 percent. We are strongly encouraging our students to take advantage of this opportunity as they begin their job search, even if it just for the chance to be involved in a job interview so they gain experience,” Rindy said.

            Details about potential employers are available through the College Central account at: Students must register to access the system, Rindy said.

      Among the larger national companies expected to participate are: Aarons Inc., Carbis Walker LLP, Comcast, Dollar Bank, Enterprise Rent A Car, Farmers Insurance Group, Giant Eagle Inc., Guardian Protection Services, Lancaster Safety Consulting, Liberty Mutual Insurance Group, Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, Phoenix CPA's & Consultants LLC, Prudential, Robert Half International, Sherwin-Williams, Sinclair Broadcast Group WPGH/WPMY, Social Security Administration, The Finish Line, United States Steel Corp., Verizon Telecommunciation, and Verizon Wireless.


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