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ULM to host Career Fair Week

Published September 26, 2016

MONROE, La. —The University of Louisiana Monroe’s Office of Career Connections will host its Career Fair Week September 26-28.

Each fall, the office begins its workshop and fair series to help students and alumni find internships and jobs in their field.

The office provides various career services, including tips on resume writing, proper dress codes, dinner etiquette, and more.

Roslynn Pogue, Director of the Office of Career Connections, says the events give students and alumni valuable insight into what key elements are required for obtaining an internship or full-time job.

“Having a solid resume, a firm handshake, excellent social and interview skills, and knowing how to dress for the job can speak volumes for you when going on an interview. We stress the importance of first impression,” Pogue said.

The kickoff event will be a resume review tent held on Monday, September 26 next to Starbucks from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. 

Students participating in the event will have their resume and cover letter reviewed by professionals. They will also receive take-home tips and handouts. Students who take part in the event will be eligible to receive coupons from Starbucks, Chick-fil-A, Einstein’s Bagels, and/or Subway. 

The Leadership Workshop Series titled Social Excellence Project with Matt Mattson is scheduled for the same day on the second floor of the ULM SUB Ballroom at 7 p.m. 

Mattson is co-founder and president of Phired Up Productions who specializes in training and performance improvement. He has a diverse background and combines his passion for wisdom with a firm sense of integrity to effectively inspire thousands of organizational members toward their pinnacle of achievement.

The Career Fair Workshop/Young Professional Panel will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at 9:30 a.m. in the ULM SUB Ballroom. 

Local and regional young professionals will share with students the stories of their career path, including the decisions they have made and the obstacles they have overcome in order to succeed.

Louisiana Economic/Workforce Workshop will be held the same day from 4 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. at Stubbs Hall 100.

Susie Schowen, Director of Workforce Initiatives at the Louisiana Economic Development, will present on the economics of Louisiana as it relates to workforce. Students will learn how to identify high-wage, high-demand, and economic driver jobs.

The Art of Networking Workshop will be held in Stubbs Hall 100 starting at 5:30 p.m.

Alberta Green of ABG Counseling and Career Consulting and North Louisiana Economic Partnership will present an interactive workshop to teach students how to network like a professional.

Wednesday, September 28 is reserved for the Fall Career Fair that will include over 50 companies from across the south looking to employ ULM students and alumni. The event will be held in the ULM’s SUB Ballroom from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Resumes are required for juniors and seniors, and alumni are welcome to attend.

For more information or to pre-register, visit https://www.ulm.edu/careerconnections/events.html