TROY Career Fair slated for Oct. 9

Posted: Friday, 04 October 2013

TROY – Getting Troy University students prepared for the working world and pairing students and alumni with prospective employers comes into focus Oct. 7-9 on the Troy Campus.

The University's Career Services office will host its 2013 Fall Career Fair from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. More than 40 employers will be participating in the fair, and students will have the opportunity to have free, professional portraits shot by photographers.

“There's no other opportunity where a student or alumnus can walk into a room of 40 prospective employers who want to talk to them and get to know them," said Lauren Cole, a Career Services coordinator.

She encourages students and alumni to dress professionally and bring resumes.

“Being prepared for a job interview is the key," she said, adding that to encourage preparation, employers would be giving away raffle tickets to students who impress them the most. Those raffle tickets will win door prizes of gift baskets and even a Nook Color.

For the two days leading up to career fair, upperclassmen may attend a “boot camp" to brush up on their skills. Both on Monday and Tuesday, a 3 p.m. session on “Dressing for Success" and a 4 p.m. session on “How to get Your Boot in the Door" will be offered.

To RSVP for the boot camp, see a list of employers attending the career fair and other information, visit Trojan Recruiting Live, the University's free jobs database for students and alumni, by visiting trojan.troy.edu/careerservices.