by Adam Christiansen
Concordia will host its 14th annual Career Fair on Friday, Feb. 5. Over 40 vendors representing various Midwestern organizations and companies will give students an opportunity to learn about their interviewing and hiring processes.
Since Concordia’s first career fair in the early 2000s, the event has grown considerably. Director of Career Development and Career Fair committee member Corey Gray said that the committee had booked the venue to capacity for the last two years and has done the same this year.
The Career Fair exposes students to various companies, organizations and recruiters that they may not have access to any other way, Zach Pilford said in an email interview. Pilford graduated from Concordia in 2014 with degrees in behavioral science and psychology.
“[The fair is] a wonderful gateway to a potential career,” Pilfold said.
After his final career fair, Pilfold was offered four different positions. He took a job as a program coordinator at Court Appointed Special Advocates, a non-profit organization that advocates children’s rights in Nebraska.
The Career Fair also gave Pilford the opportunity to practice interviews for potential jobs.
The fair will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5 in the Cattle Conference Room in the Janzow Campus Center.