Troy University students ready for job hunt

Posted: Monday, 28 March 2016

TROY - Troy University students will have job hunting on their minds March 28-30.

The Office of Career Services is hosting a series of events aimed at helping students find employment after graduation, and culminating in a career fair on Wednesday that will put about 400 students and some 48 companies together for networking and preliminary interviews.

"We believe it's important for students to interact with employers as often as possible for several reasons," said Lauren Cole, coordinator of Career Services. "The first is to obviously obtain a job or internship. It's never too early for students to begin visiting career fairs."

Cole said the activities are a wise time investment for any of the students.

"An underclassman may meet an employer interested in hiring them for an internship that could lead to a job in the future. Second, it's also very good practice for students to spend time talking and networking with employers. This is a learned skill and the career fair and other events hosted by the Office of Career Services are extremely good opportunities to practice," she said.

The career fair will take place from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 in Sartain Hall. Preparing students for the career fair will be sessions on resume building and a networking session.

"Resume Review Blitz" takes place in the Trojan Center, room 224, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Monday, March 28. Students can have their resumes reviewed by a career professional during the event. The "Troy University Network Mixer" is from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 in Hawkins Hall room 117, and is an opportunity for students to meet and connect with the employers who will be at the career fair the following day. The session includes an interactive panel discussion.

Cole said about 100 students would likely participate in the preliminary sessions.