Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Career Fair 2/18

Stay on top of the market or...!

Now, more than ever, it is important for the campus community to support students as they navigate an uncertain job market. When students look to you for career advice and encouragement, please also refer them to CES resources. Here are other important ways you can support students’ career success:

Encourage students to attend the Career Fair on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 4 to 7 p.m. in WSC Marshall Hall. http://www.ups.edu/x12576.xml

Students from all classes and majors can benefit from meeting employers face-to-face. It’s never too early for students to begin gaining exposure to career fields and practice interacting with professionals. The Career Fair is an easy way for them to get that experience. Full-time, part-time, and summer job and internship opportunities are available.

An easy way to stay knowledgeable about the career resources available to students is to subscribe to the student e-newsletter CES Career Connections (C3). C3 is a weekly e-reminder of upcoming events, tools, resources, and services supporting students’ career development. To see the text of the most recent message “Break a leg!” featuring job preparation tips with an Academy Awards theme, visit http://www.ups.edu/x32265.xml. You can subscribe at

· CES has added 17 Job Search Clinics this spring to give students an edge in today’s job market http://www.ups.edu/x32164.xml. Many clinics are only 30 minutes long, and others allow students to drop-in at their convenience. And of course, students can always schedule an appointment to meet with a career advisor to devise a personalized strategy for their career development or job search.