Friends and Newman Sponsor Career Fair, Offer Workshops
Friends University and Newman University are working together to open the door to a world of career opportunities at the Career Fair on Highway 54 from 3:30 to 6 p.m. March 25 in the Casado Campus Center’s McKay Gymnasium at Friends University.
The fair is open to everyone, but it is specifically targeted toward students and alumni, said Amy Dible, director of Campus and Career Transitions at Friends University.
“Most employers for this fair are looking for students in school for internships or candidates with degrees,” she said.
The career fair is free for job-hunters. There is an exhibitor fee of $50; however, non-profit agencies can attend for free. The deadline for exhibitors to register is March 19.
Dible said job-seekers should come prepared with a short introduction about themselves, knowledge of some of the exhibitors, resumes, and a pen or pencil. They should also plan to dress in business-casual or business-professional attire, depending on their reason for attending the fair.
In addition to the career fair, the two universities are offering free job-hunting workshops on timely topics. Two upcoming workshops are “Navigating the Career Fair and Resume Writing Etiquette” at 7 p.m. March 22 and “Interviewing Techniques and Tips” at 7 p.m. April 7. These workshops will be in room 101 of the College of Adult and Professional Studies/Information Technology Facility. The workshops are also open to students from the Friends University Topeka and Lenexa education centers via Polycom. Workshops are also being offered at Newman April 6 and April 16.
“We schedule the workshop topics around the Career Fair so they are timely based on where a student or graduate might be in his or her job search at the moment,” Dible said.
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