Potential employers meet with students who will soon be looking for jobs beyond college.
photo by Morgan German
by Rebecca Lois Axford
For a college student, getting through school is just step one. Once graduation is over is the hope of a successful career– something that is never too early to start thinking about.
On Friday, February 2, the Business Club hosted a career fair open to all students from 11 am to 3 pm in the Cattle Conference Room to provide networking and professional development opportunities.
“It’s important for students to come, whether they’re just introducing themselves as professionals for the first time or if they’re looking for a job,” Director of Career Development Corey Gray said.
The fair is an opportunity for students to talk to potential employers and make contacts before graduation. They also hosted a photographer to take professional headshots for students.
“It’s important to come and at least talk to people and make connections,” Business Club President, Emma Gremmer said.
Gremmer believed the fair to be a success.
“A lot of students going out told me they’d got job offers today,” Gremmer said.
Thirty-four businesses were scheduled to attend. Members of the business club invited some of the businesses, while others requested to be present. Others, such as the US Army booth, are business partners with Concordia.
“We get about five or six people that are at least interested at each of these events,” US Army representative Charlie Andy said.