More than 90 employers, ranging from local organizations to the U.S. State Department and international companies like WorldPay, are scheduled to participate in the University of North Georgia (UNG) Career Fair on March 5. The event, featuring a record of 92 employers, will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center on the Dahlonega Campus. Some organizations are looking for specific majors and others will consider students of any major. They will be searching for candidates to fill a variety of positions, including internships and part-time and full-time jobs.
"This event provides a unique opportunity for students and alumni to meet face-to-face with recruiters to discuss employment and graduate school opportunities, rather than just being a number in an online recruiting system," Ditchfield said. "They want UNG students in their programs or companies either now or in the future, so it's important that students attend to learn about these opportunities. Even for students who aren't seniors, it's a great chance to look for internships and to ask questions about what they should be doing as underclassmen to make themselves more marketable in the future."
To see a list of all 92 organizations attending and review the positions for which they are recruiting, go to www.ung.edu/careers; the site also includes tips for attending a career fair. This event is open to UNG students and alumni only, and professional attire is required.
With events like two upcoming job fairs and a range of services and expertise, UNG’s Office of Career Services connects students with opportunities to break into their careers of choice.
UNG students can have their résumés professionally critiqued, schedule practice interviews for a variety of positions, and get help with graduate school essays and finding internships.
"Career Services is here to help students at every step of their career exploration journey, and we are here to help them determine and pursue what they want," said Dora Ditchfield, director for Career Services. "That may include helping them find a major, showcasing their experiences and education through a resume, looking for an internship, or pursuing a career or graduate education."
Staff members in Career Services have been employment recruiters or have worked with employers and students for years, Ditchfield said.
"Those experiences really help us to know what recruiters are looking for, which benefits the students we work with. Because we know that career exploration continues after graduation, we continue to be available to students once they become alumni," she said.
Students and alumni can also request the aid of members of UNG's new Alumni Career Network. Alumni participating in the network can answer questions about various career fields, assist with queries about job and internship searches, and may also provide other services such as job shadowing.
Other upcoming events from Career Services include:
- Peace Corps Information Session: March 5, 4:30 p.m., 332 Stewart Center, Dahlonega Campus
- Social Media Workshop: March 9, noon, 332 Stewart Center, Dahlonega Campus
- Careers in Agriculture Day: March 10, noon, Robinson Ballroom, Student Center, Gainesville Campus. Includes free pizza and drinks.
- Mini Job Fair: March 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Robinson Ballroom, Student Center, Gainesville Campus
- Enterprise Rent-A-Car Interviews: March 31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., 333 Stewart Center, Dahlonega Campus. (Résumés of interested students must be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon on March 24).
More information about these and other upcoming events is located at http://www.collegecentral.com/ung/Student.cfm.
Résumé examples can be found on the Career Services website at www.ung.edu/careers, under "Tips by Topic."