Monday, September 23, 2013

Career Fair September 26th

Regardless of their major or year in school, the Career Fair is an excellent way for students to explore career options, and practice presenting themselves in a professional manner.

 Please encourage your students to attend the Career Fair this Thursday, September 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in WSC Marshall Hall.
 While most organizations seek staff with excellent critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills, here are a few with that may particularly appeal to students with an interest in cultural, political, or international issues:

 “Global Washington is a broad-based membership association that promotes and supports the global development sector in the state of Washington. The global development sector clusters around four issue areas: Economic Development & Poverty Alleviation, Global Health, Education; Global Engagement and Climate, Environment; Agriculture.

 “The Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program seeks to enhance internationalization in Japan by promoting mutual understanding between Japan and other nations. It aims to improve foreign language education in Japan and to encourage international exchange at the local level by fostering ties between Japanese youth and foreign youth. Participants serve as either Coordinators for International Relations or as Assistant Language Teachers.

 “Lutheran Volunteer Corps Volunteers work in such areas as AIDS/HIV, addiction and recovery, anti-racism, children and youth, community development, education, employment, the environment, food and hunger, LGBTQ rights, health care, housing and homelessness, immigration and refugees, international solidarity, legal assistance, peace, and more.”

 “Peace Corps volunteers live, learn, and work with a community in one of more than 70 countries overseas. The Peace Corps is a 27-month commitment during which volunteers provide technical assistance in six program areas: education, agriculture, environment, health, youth and community development, business and information and communications technology.”

Washington State Legislature Policy Interns will spend spring semester working in Olympia as staff for members of the Washington State House of Representatives or Senate. You’ll have the opportunity to shadow state officials, participate in workshops that simulate Legislative processes, and learn to write for the Legislature. Read the full job description in LoggerJobs on Cascade.

 World Trade Center Tacoma: As part of a worldwide network of World Trade Centers, we help local businesses succeed in the global market. As a trade association for exporters, importers and service providers, we offer a variety of programs and resources to stimulate international trade.

 Additionally, a few organizations with broad appeal include: Coca-Cola, Nordstrom, and Target. These, and most other Career Fair employers, want to hire talented Puget Sound students regardless of their major. 

· For a complete listing of organizations that are attending, visit the Career Fair Participant List.
· To request a pre-printed nametag, students should sign up before the 26th.
· To develop a Career Fair strategy, students are invited to attend the Tuesday, Sept 24th Prep Session.
· For quick resume reviews and last-minute questions, students can take advantage of CES’ special all-day Drop-in schedule on Wednesday, Sept 25.

Thank you for helping to spread the word. We hope to see you and your students at the Fair on Thursday! Kris Hay
Communications Coordinator UNIVERSITY OF PUGET SOUND
Career and Employment Services 253.879.3249