With its 22nd Annual Career Day, Career Services and Fort Hays State University will provide students a chance to become acquainted with area businesses and industries as well as familiarize themselves with future employment opportunities.
Career Day will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 16, in Gross Memorial Coliseum. All students, alumni and faculty are welcome to attend. In addition to meeting prospective employers, students will have the chance to explore different career options and possible internships. More than 60 employers will attend. Because of the Teacher Career Fair held in the spring, no school districts will be represented. However, education majors are still encouraged to attend.
"If you wait, then you’ve missed opportunities that could have enhanced your internship and full-time employment opportunities," said Dan Rice, director of Career Services. "Get to know yourself and get to know what employers are looking for."
Career Services asks students to wear professional dress and bring multiple résumés to leave with possible employers. For more information or to view a complete list of businesses, visit the career services web site at http://www.fhsu.edu/career/careerday/cd.shtml.
Through Career Day, students will gain a vast knowledge of possible job opportunities available as well as what skills are required to obtain desired jobs. Career Day takes place twice a year. Although many of the same employers attend both sessions, Career Services suggests attending both in order to leave a lasting impression.
"It’s called Career Day, but it covers various areas of employment like internships and just exploring careers," Rice said. "It’s a great way to network, and get your name out there."