By: LaTonya Simon
The Office of Student Services is hosting its annual Career Fair on Thursday, Sept. 19th from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Pennington Center. There are over 160 corporations that have registered for the event. It is open to all of Southeastern’s students, faculty and alumni. This is an opportunity for career and job searchers to meet with companies and organizations in Louisiana. In addition to the career fair, Career services have additional resources for students and alumni to help them along with their job search.
Manager of Student Employment and Internship Development Craig Marinello doesn’t hesitate when it’s time to give his expert advice on building an effective resume, Marinello says “make the most out of your real estate. If you’re going to Disney World, you want to get on the good rides first.” He advises job seekers to cater to their resumes to the employer.
Currently, the staff in Career Services are reviewing resumes for students, and alumni who plan on attending the career fair. The resume reviews take place in The Office of Career Services from 9 a.m-11 a.m, and 1 p.m.-3 p.m Monday through Thursdays until Sept. 17th. The office is located in the Student Union on the second floor in room 2102. Career Services is also hosting an educational and job aid seminar called Networking for Introverts, which is taking place on Wednesday, Sept. 11th from 4:30-6:00 p.m in the Alumni Center banquet room. The seminar will teach participants effective ways to professionally introduce themselves and network with individuals and employers.
Career Services has partnered with the JCPenney in Hammond. Suit Up taken place Sunday, Sept. 8th from 4-8 p.m. With Southeastern I.D students can save up to 60% on professional attire. There will also be free mini-makeovers at Sephora located inside the department store. There will be a shuttle available every 15 minutes at Pride Hall to transport students back and forth from JCPenny.
Free professional headshots for attendee’s LinkedIn profiles will be taken at the Career Fair. Career Services is urging participants to take advantage of these services and to come prepared in business casual and professional attire.