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Career Expo Brings 200 Employers To Campus

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ByAMANDA KEHOE
Career Development Center
akehoe@newhaven.edu

Over 200 employers are expected to be visiting the University of New Haven West Haven Campus Thursday, Oct. 1. Working frantically, the Career Development Center is making their final preparations for such a large scale event. The annual Fall Career Expo is the largest to date that the center has ever seen.
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The office is putting in their latest marketing efforts, finalizing tables, chairs, and food, while also juggling student awareness and preparation in the form of resumes and cover letter reviews.

Around campus seems to be buzzing with the news that these potential employers such as the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Sikorsky, Enthone, BIC and American Cruise Lines are coming to potentially hire UNH talent. The Career Center hopes students come willing to put their best foot forward.

Employer Relations Director Brian Rodden promotes,” students should dress like they are going an interview,” and, “looking business professional shows that you put effort into yourself, so you will put effort into the work you do for them.” A LinkedIn photo booth will be available at the event for professional headshots.

Many of the employers attending have hired, or are looking to hire, from the university in the form of internships, co-ops, and full time employment after graduation.

Dina Wulinksy, Assistant Director of Career Development, suggests “bringing many copies of your resume to the career fair.” Wulinsky urges students to remember to highlight key points about themselves to bring up when conversing with an employer. Making yourself stand out is key. Rodden and Wulinsky both agree to do your research of organizations ahead of time, and to always ask for a business card after a conversation, that way you can contact the employer in the future.

As the date comes closer, the Career center urges students to come into for open appointment hours any Monday to Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. for a resume review. Counselors of the center, such as Wulinsky, know what employers like to see on a resume or cover letter and can help you tailor your skills to promote your best self.

We hope the campus community participates in the 2015 Career Expo held Thursday Oct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Beckerman Recreation Center at the University of New Haven.

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