Thursday, September 18, 2014

Saint Mary’s to host first Career Fair, prep workshops

The first Saint Mary’s University career fair will be held 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Toner Student Center.

All students and alumni of Saint Mary’s are invited to check out local and regional businesses and organizations, network with potential employers and find out what they are looking for in potential interns and employees.

This is a great opportunity for students to practice job interview skills and potentially land a job or internship that could launch their careers.

To help prepare for this career fair, the Career Services and Internships Office will be offering three upcoming workshops.

• Career Fair First Impressions — 4 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. Did you know that 86 percent of interviewers surveyed have made a decision about whether they want to hire someone in the first two minutes of the interview? Students can attend this workshop to learn about what to wear, body language, and what to say in the first 30 seconds.

• Your Résumé—and Other Ways to Deliver your Brand, 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. This workshop will help students develop a personal brand and communicate that to potential employers, especially through résumés.

• Conducting a Winning Interview, 4 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, Room 123, Saint Mary’s Hall. Interviewing can be a scary thing, so come to this workshop and discuss what kinds of questions students can expect, strategies for answering them, and questions to ask employers/interviewers.