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February 26, 2014 : OUL Students Travel to Career and Internship Fair in Athens
- Cheri Russo
Communications and Marketing Manager

 

Lancaster – It’s getting to be that time of year when students are starting their job or internship search.  That’s why several students from Ohio University Lancaster took part in a career and internship fair in Athens.
 
Five students traveled together in an OUL van with Advisor Kim Jeffers to Athens on February 18. The Spring Career and Internship Fair was held in Baker Center and hosted by the Ohio University Career and Leadership Development Center.
 
“On the way down I prepped them for what to expect and gave them advice on navigating the career fair maze,” said Jeffers. “Some of them had been to Athens before and some of them had not.”
 
Jeffers said going to the fair in Athens gave the students the opportunity to be exposed to many different employers. Students wore name tags with their majors printed on them so they were easily identifiable for employers. Four of the OUL students were looking for internships. One of the students was looking for a full-time job after graduation.
 
“The students were pleased,” said Jeffers. “They got to talk to a lot of employers and made relevant contacts.”
 
Fairfield County and Columbus-based employers were at the fair as well.  Jeffers said she hopes to continue taking students down to the career fair in Athens each year because it’s a good opportunity for students. 
 
“The career fair introduces the students to a lot of employers that they wouldn’t be introduced to otherwise,” said Jeffers.” Even students who are not actively searching for an internship or career can benefit by attending.  It gives them a peek at what something like that looks like.  There are a lot of employers in one place and students can get their name and resume out there to several different employers all at once.”
 
Jeffers held a “Prepare for the Fair” workshop the Friday before the career fair in Herrold Hall to help students get ready.