Students Set Goals, Explore Job Options at Careers Unlimited 2000

Posted: February 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Sabrina Tillman

Careers Unlimited 2000, an occupational exploration event featuring more than 30 panel presentations from a vast array of professional fields, is designed to provide students with information about job opportunities. This three-day event, beginning Tuesday, Feb. 29, features short presentations and question/answer sessions about which careers relate to which majors, how to network and locate jobs, how to advance in a field, what the employment outlook is in different fields, what employers value in employees, and how to maximize the college experience to make yourself marketable.

Hosts of the panels include faculty members, alumni, area employers, and experts in various fields. While the visiting companies are mostly local, some may have a national or international market. Presentations begin at noon each day and continue until 9 p.m. All events are in SUB II.

Careers Unlimited is designed to supplement the annual fall job and internship fairs; however, career consultant Ken Guerrant says the fall fairs and this spring panel are events with different purposes. “The panel presentations are not recruiting events,” he says. “The panels are designed to help people gain more information about careers and majors related to the fields they are in, what their employment outlook is, and things like typical salary ranges.”

This is the first time since 1993 that Career Services has teamed with various offices and academic departments to organize this informative event. Guerrant believes that the structure of the job fair in the fall and the panels in the spring provides students with the best overall resources and information. “In the past, the panel presentations have always been well attended,” says Guerrant. “About 1,300 to 1,500 students attended the job fair last year, and we are anticipating about 2,000 students for the panels.”

For more information about Careers Unlimited 2000, or about job searching and planning, contact Career Services at x32370 or visit the Career Center located in SUB II, Room 348. The program schedule for Careers Unlimited may be subject to changes. Check the University Career Services website for the latest schedule.

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