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All majors invited to Last Call Job Fair

All majors invited to Last Call Job Fair

All majors invited to Last Call Job Fair
April 22
11:19 2014

Tricia Sims // Intern Writer

Students will fill up the Coliseum this week for one last job fair, all looking a chance at employment.

“It is just really important to have that one last opportunity,” mechanical and energy engineering master’s student Cristian Ugarte said. “Students may have been busy and not had the opportunity to go to the other job fairs. Maybe they thought they had something for sure that they were going to get, then ended up not getting an offer from them.”

The Career Center is hosting the Last Call Job Fair on Wednesday, April 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Coliseum as the final career opportunity for students this semester.

“This fair is really focused for seniors, and there are a lot of students who have not had a job yet and they are looking for a job after graduation,” Ugarte said. “It is going to be perfect for those students who are not 100 percent satisfied with their jobs or have not had the opportunities to get a job yet.”

There are 85 companies signed up to participate, including Capitol One, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Fidelity Investments, Northwest Mutual Financial Network and Progressive Insurance.

“They have companies in every different department. So even if this company is here to recruit business students, they can still talk to all of the majors. It is really open to everybody,” Ugarte said.

Students going to the job fair should dress professionally and bring several copies of their resumes, smiles, strong handshakes and possibly business card, said Arthur Lumzy, associate director of the Career Center.

“It has to start somewhere,” Lumzy said. “It is just one piece of the puzzle that we utilize for helping students, but a very important piece”

It is not necessary for students to register through the eagle connect to attend, but it is encouraged for finding out more details about the companies and what job opportunities are open right now. It can give those students an upper edge.

The fair may be geared toward seniors who are graduating soon, but it is also open to sophomores and juniors. Those students can get internships, which are a requirement for several degrees.

“We hope as many students come as they can, and they come prepared,” Career Center Employer Development Coordinator Amy Ferman said.

Ferman said there are no concrete numbers of successes, since they take the surveys of students right after the fair is over and they do not have the jobs yet. However, the Career Center has received many stories of success from previous attendants.

Feature photo: Career Center graphic courtesy of UNT Career Center. 

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