Oct. 26, 2012 —
“Employers and graduate programs like to attend the career fair to meet potential candidates in person. Candidates are evaluated based on professional dress, knowledge of the organization, and ability to communicate,” said Megan Boone, career services counselor.
Candidates need to make a great first impression and dressing professionally is one way this can be accomplished. A “Dress for Success” competition was part of the career fair preparation. The Division of University Advancement provided a 16 GB Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1for the winner.
If candidates were dressed in professional business attire when they registered, they were offered a ticket for the prize drawing.
The winner was Javier Ramirez, a computer science major from Costa Rica. He wore a dark suit that he obtained through the MSU Career Services Suit Bank. He spoke with several employers including Cintas, Lexmark and Walmart along with graduate programs in his field.
“Employers who take the time to attend a career fair are particularly targeting our students, alumni and community job seekers. In hard economic times, this is the best way to get job leads, an interview, and possibly a job,” said Julia Hawkins, career services director. “Students need to get information on internships to help build skills. Seniors particularly need to be job seeking as the average job search takes six to eight months. We encourage all job seekers to attend the career fair to take advantage of employers seeking applicants.”
The next career fair will be Tuesday, March 5.