Tomorrow, Saturday Feb. 2, the Daily Herald will host a Career Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in SRC room 2000. It’s a free event that will have workshops for people who are currently unemployed, looking to change careers, and recent graduates who are looking for a job in their field.
Job seekers will be able to meet with employers and learn about a number of opportunities. They can bring in resumes and be interviewed to possibly be hired on the spot.
The event also included free workshops all through this past week where job seekers were able gain information about networking, building a resume, and interviewing skills.
Some of the workshops helped people gain information about the best industries to go into right now, the first steps to take when searching for a job, and how to make a lifelong career out of a retail position where former buyer for Marshall fields spoke.
The point of these events is to lead up the career fair so job seekers can successfully prepare for landing a position.
Seventy employers who have jobs available will be at the fair to meet potential candidates.
Some of the employers include Farmer’s Insurance, Kohl’s, Meijer, Panda Express, State Farm Insurance, and many others. They were invited to the fair through COD’s electronic job database where anyone is able to search for job openings. Hundreds were invited, and seventy was the maximum amount of companies.
“Every company has plenty of positions available, and there’s a wide span of careers to learn about,” commented Steven Gustis, Manager of Career Services.
Gustis plans on keeping the Career Fair an annual event especially because of the 500 people who are registered to attend; it’s should be successful.
“This is going to be great for the community, students, and alumni who are looking for jobs and better career opportunities,” he added.
Walk-ins are welcome at this event and job seekers can get registered as soon as they arrive tomorrow.