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Career Fair to showcase local jobs

California State University, Stanislaus is hosting its annual Career Fair  March 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mary Stuart Rogers Educational Services building room 130.
The fair will be a one-day campus event where different companies provide information about full-time and professional-level positions within their businesses. It will also present opportunities for internships and summer employment.
All students and alumni will be given free admission as well as free resumé critique on site.
Those in attendance can expect to find job resources, networking and resumé assistance during the event.
“Students should go because it is an incredible opportunity to find the perfect employer,” Julie Turney (graduate student, Counselor Education Program) said.
“It is a proactive approach to a difficult job search in this economy. It is a great way to expand your network and get yourself out there as a brand.”
Students who had yet to hear of the event showed interest once informed.
“If I were to go it would be to get a head start on getting a big girl job started,” Evangelina Garcia (senior, Psychology) said.
“It is a great opportunity for students in the process of graduating to ask questions about how to get a job, learn tips about interviewing, or how furthering your education– with masters– might differ in certain businesses compared to just a bachelor’s degree.”
The Career Fair will allow students and alumni to be proactive in searching to attain the proper tools for achieving career success after graduation.
“Nowadays it’s not about what you know, it’s who you know,” Cecilia Rubio (senior, Business Marketing) said.
“It’s hard to get a job without someone recommending you.”
The job market in the valley is highly competitive, with Turlock’s unemployment rate at 11.4 percent.
“I believe that jobs are out there if one is willing to dedicate their time, effort and abilities to apply and follow up on them,” Nick Abruzzini (graduate, Criminal Justice) said.
“Anything can be achieved if one sets their mind to it like I have with the Highway Patrol.”
Even across the valley Larry Perkins, California State University, Fresno Sociology graduate, struggled after graduation.
“I had my master’s for over a year and I still couldn’t find a job,” Perkins said.
“The job that I have now has nothing to do with my degree.”
The event is open to all CSU Stanislaus students and alumni, as well as to students and alumni of other CSU campuses. On its website, the Career Fair emphasizes students to dress professionally and bring their resumés.
Recruiting representatives will also be in attendance to conduct some on site interviews. Employers interested in participating in the Career Fair should contact Career Services at 209-667-3661 for further information.

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