Ouachita Baptist University’s Spring Career Fair will be held April 4 in Walker Conference Center on the Ouachita campus. The Career Fair opens at 2 p.m. and concludes at 4 p.m. All students are welcome to attend.
More than 60 companies and organizations will be represented at the career fair, including the Arkansas Business Publishing Group, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Acxiom Corporation. There will also be universities offering graduate programs and organizations from other states in attendance.
Lauren Land, OBU’s director of career services, emphasized that the career fair is an opportunity for students to learn about internships, full-time and part-time jobs and general information about the participating organizations. She also said that, for underclassmen, the career fair is a great way to “begin getting a sense of the opportunities that are available.”
Land said there are several things that students attending the fair should bear in mind. She said students should bring up to 50 copies of their resume and a folder in which to carry them. She also advised students to gather as many business cards as possible from the participating representatives. Attire for the fair should be professional or business casual. Land encouraged students to “avoid jeans, shorts, tennis shoes, flip flops and T-shirts.”
Before the career fair, it is important to “do your homework on each organization you plan to talk to,” Land said. Visiting company websites, becoming familiar with their fields, and having a few questions in mind for the recruiters are good ways to stand out and be competitive.
For more information about the Spring Career Fair or other career services events, contact Lauren Land at firstname.lastname@example.org or (870) 245-5593.
By Sydney Phillips