Student Success adds new resources to annual Career Fair

students surround a booth at Career fair on the floor of Gore Arena

The annual spring Career Fair is right around the corner. On April 2, more than 50 employer exhibits will fill the floor of Gore Arena, while resource booths hosted by Student Success line the concourse. Employees and alumni will be readily available to help students prepare to meet potential employers.

Last year, a new Orange You Ready? initiative added alumni networking, resume building and free professional headshots to the day’s offerings. Yasmine Farley, director of career services, has continued to add more booths with alumni volunteers. This year’s fair will feature a “Career Closet” that provides students with free professional garb. Alumni, students and faculty and staff have donated new and gently used dress clothing to the closet, which is available to all students leading up to the fair.

“We love being able to help our students who don’t have salary incomes prepare to meet potential employers,” said Farley. “The SGA and the Pharmacy fraternity have been helping with advertising and the collection of donations, so we’ve already seen lots of student buy-in.”

In preparation for Career Fair, Farley and the Student Success staff have been fine-tuning CUHired, a free online career service for alumni and students. The site currently has nearly 2,000 users and allows them to sumbit their resumes for review, request appoints with career advisers, take career assessments and search for internships and full-time positions.

Farley’s advice for students who plan to attend Career Fair is simple. “Practice your handshake, make sure you have a firm grip, and be able to say who you are, why you’re here and what you’re looking for,” she said.

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