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Business career fair provides networking, job opportunities

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

LAWRENCE — The Business Career Services Center (BCSC) will host the annual business career fair Thursday, Sept. 20, from noon to 4 p.m. on the fifth and sixth floors of the Kansas Union. So far, 118 organizations are registered and more than 120 are expected to attend.

"The career fair is just one important part of a larger process," said Cheryl Webb, recruiting and alumni networks coordinator. "Employers consistently tell us that the career fair is a key component of their selection process, so we encourage attendance."

If you've never been to a career fair and are concerned about what to wear or what to say, two workshops will be held on how to attend a career fair. The first workshop is Thursday from 4-5 p.m. in 127 Summerfield and the second is Monday from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 119 Summerfield.

"Many of the organizations that you meet with will encourage you to apply for their opportunities online through KU Career Connections," Webb said. "Having met and networked with the organizational contacts face-to-face will enhance the likelihood that you're invited to interview with the group once you apply."

After visiting with employers, students can enter a raffle on the sixth floor or tweet #KUBUSFAIR for a chance to win prizes. The fair is open to all majors and professional dress is required.

For more information about who is attending and for career fair tips, go here.



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