The Division of Student Affairs

Career Fair to Kick Off September 16

The staff of the Career and Leadership Development Center are busy preparing for the Fall 2013 Career & Internship Fair, scheduled 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, in the Baker Center Ballroom.

According to Julia Fleming, the CLDC’s assistant director for employer relations, the fair is open to all OHIO students and alumni. If past years are any indication, participants can expect to encounter more than 100 potential employers at the fair. “Last year we had 112,” Fleming said.

The list of employers already committed to attend the fair include representatives of a wide variety of professional fields: retail, financial services, telecommunication, accounting, manufacturing, healthcare services, education, technology, government, real estate, media, energy and more.

Students and alumni seeking employment or internships at the fair can get some guidance on navigating the fair at the CLDC’s Prepare for the Fair Week events Sept. 16-20. “The week before we’ll have a workshop series where students can just get ready for the fair,” Fleming said.

Workshops will be held daily to help participants better understand how to market themselves and their skills. The Prepare for the Fair Week schedule is as follows:


MONDAY, SEPT. 16

3-4 p.m. in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center
Building Your Personal Brand Presented by Key Bank
This presentation will focus on personal branding.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17

10 a.m.-noon in Baker University Center 503
Intro 2 Interview
Learn how to ace the interview and perfect your introduction in this two-hour workshop.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18

9:30-10:30 a.m. and 1-2 p.m. in Baker University Center 503
Put it in writing
This workshop will help participants create an impressive résumé and provide express résumé critique.
Time and location TBD
Dress for success: Suit up!
This fun and interactive fashion show will demonstrate four different types of professional attire.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19

Baker University Center 533
Practice makes perfect
This session will offer mock interview opportunities.

5:30-7:30 p.m. in the Amanda J. Cunningham Leadership Center
Speed networking
This session offers an exciting opportunity to network with a variety of employers before the Career & Internship Fair.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20

10-11 a.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Baker University Center 503
Navigate the Career Fair maze
This workshop will help you “work a career fair.” All the information that you learned this week will be reviewed and tied into how to get the most out of connecting with employers.

For updated information on schedules and participating employers,
visit the CLDC’s website at ohio.edu/careerandleadership.