Traditional job fairs provide Salt Lake Community College students and members of the community direct access to employers with one goal in mind—finding a job. However, this fall students and community members will have a different opportunity.
SLCC’s Career and Student Employment Services has partnered with Career and Academic advising to host the fall 2013 Job/Career and Major Fair on Sept. 25, 2013 at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus’s Lifetime Activities Center from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The event will feature nearly 70 employers and 50 academic departments from SLCC.
“The real benefit for the students is they can hit up both at once. This is the one time of the semester that you get that big of a concentration of access to faculty members and information about their programs,” says associate director of Academic and Career Advising Cynthia Bonsall.
Academic and Career Advising is hosting three mini zombie-themed workshops at the fair that will focus on leadership, careers and general information about campus resources available for students.
Free personality assessments, loosely based on the Myers and Briggs type indicator, will be available through the careers clues workshop. Assessments inform students and community members about their personalities and how that may have an impact on their career choice.
Job fair preparation workshops begin on Sept. 16 and end Sept. 23.
Students will learn about interviews and how to present themselves in a professional manner, according to director of Career and Student Employment services Jack Hesleph.
“Students will be competing against individuals from other institutions and the community,” says Hesleph. “If they took advantage of the tips that we have and our expertise, they’ll be well suited to compete and win. They’re available, and we hope they take advantage of them.”
Students who participate in the fair will have an opportunity to be entered into a drawing for a tuition waver. Several other prizes will also be awarded.