The Center for Career and Professional Development is holding two weeks of employer connection events to offer students of all majors in-person job recruiting opportunities
“A lot has changed in the employment world in the past several years,” Jamie Bouldin, director of the SFA Center for Career and Professional Development, said. “This means that we can no longer wing it or wait until your senior year to prepare for the transition from college to career. The CCPD is your centralized career planning and development office here to help you prepare and ultimately find the career that is the right fit for you.”
Employer Connection Weeks are small, in-person recruiting events held primarily in the month of February. The fields of agriculture, STEM and forestry have held events during the past few weeks, but all majors will be participating Feb. 15-19, and again Feb. 22-26. The schedules for current and future events are available on the CCPD’s events page.
“Social distancing will be in place during the in-person events,” Brandi Derouen, assistant director of the Center for Career and Professional Development, said. “A face covering is required. Any company that registers for an in-person event at SFA will automatically be registered for the virtual career expo taking place the Friday of that week via Handshake, which gives you the chance to engage with them multiple times.”
Students will need their ID number and an electronic or paper résumé to share with potential employers.
“The CCPD exists to empower students and alumni to achieve life-long career success,” Tiereny White, career coordinator, said. “We fulfill this mission through individualized assistance, diverse career development programs and collaboration with both internal and external partners concentrated on career goal achievements.”
According the CCPD’s website, in-person events have the possibility of switching to online, with days and times remaining the same. The CCPD will announce changes to events as they happen.