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Ohio University Career Services holds Fall Career Fair

ATHENS, Ohio (Oct. 9, 2006) -- More than 130 employers will be attending Career Services' Fall Career Fair that opens opportunities to Ohio University students in all walks of their academic career.  The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Convocation Center.

The Career Fair offers an excellent opportunity for students to interact with several employers in one location. Organizations come from around the country -- primarily from the Midwest -- to set up stands to talk with or interview students from the university, offering opportunities that range from full time jobs to internships and co-ops. 

While this event functions to help graduating and internship-seeking students interact with several potential employers, freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to explore and perhaps talk with a representative from an organization about a potential career opportunity they may not have thought about. 

"I would encourage all students to take advantage of it," said Tom Korvas, director of Career Services. "It's a great program where students are able to speak with a lot of employers in one location -- a cost effective, time effective way to explore opportunities and talk with potential future employers."

During the fall and winter fairs, employers can stay a second day to conduct one-on-one interviews with candidates. 

"This opportunity gives students a feel for what is out there and they can get the experience of talking to different employers," said Kathleen Rudell, public relations coordinator for Career Services.  "Organizations that come to the Career Fair are looking for people to hire fresh out of college and are likely to do that." 

Prior to the Career Fair, there will be a Career Fair etiquette seminar on Monday, Oct. 9, at 7 p.m. in 240 Bentley Hall where students can learn more about how to prepare, what they should take and what they should do once they are at the event.

To find out more information about the event or the employers that are attending the Fair, contact the Office of Career Services at 740-593-2909, stop by their office at 185 Lindley Hall or visit them on the Web at www.ohio.edu/careers.

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Media Contact:  Director of Career Services Tom Korvas, 740-593-2909 or korvas@ohio.edu, or Media Relations Coordinator Jessica Stark,740-597-2938 or starkj@ohio.edu 

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