Sun. Jul 3rd, 2022

The Fall 2013 Career Fair will take place Wednesday, Oct. 2 in Sykes Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It is open to all majors. During that time, you will have the opportunity to meet with over 60 businesses, all of whom want to talk to you! These employers are looking for employees to fill their full and part time job positions, as well as internships. To help prepare for this event, the career development center is holding “Event Prep Workshops” on Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in Lawrence 225. Bring your resumes! Employers are at West Chester University for a reason – they want to hire West Chester University students. Because of this, the career fair is a wonderful opportunity for college students. You are able to meet potential employers in a less nerve-wracking setting than an interview. However, it is important to remember that your interview does not begin when you walk in the office door; it begins the second you meet your potential employer- like at an event such as, say, a career fair. An employer’s first impression of you is crucial, so it is important to look the part. Do not wear sweats. A button-down shirt, tie, dress shoes, and dress pants should suffice for the gentlemen. Perhaps a suit if you’re feeling ambitious. As for the ladies, the options vary a bit more. Slacks, blouses, blazers, heels, flats, etc., are all in the range of possibilities. If you choose to wear a skirt or dress, it is important to remember knee-length and not skin tight!
For more information on the WCU career fair , a list of businesses that will be attending thsi year, and information on events and recources to prep for the fair, visit http://www.wcupa.edu/_services/stu.car/. Remember, it is never too soon to start planning for the future!
Ashley Cantasano is a second-year student majoring in Communication Studies. She can be reached at AC784683@wcupa.edu.

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