‘Career Premiere’ Offers Networking, Face time

March 8, 2011

In a tough job market, recent grads need all the help they can get when trying to stand out among the post-commencement crowd. Mary Baldwin University’s Office of Career Services encourages those soon-to-be job seekers to attend the Career Premiere Job & Internship Fair from 1 to 5 p.m. March 30 at the Salem Civic Center.

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The event will connect students from several liberal arts colleges in Virginia to their most important contacts after graduation: employers. Representatives from participating organizations — which include companies such as GEICO, Target, and Verizon Wireless and non-profits such as Virginia State Police, the City of Roanoke, and Central Virginia Community Services — will offer students information about jobs and internship opportunities.

Julie Chappell

“This is a great opportunity for students to put themselves in front of hiring employers and get an edge over the thousands of candidates who only apply online,” said Mary Baldwin Director of Career Development Julie Chappell. “Students can also learn a great deal about the job market and the variety of jobs and careers that exist. I often hear students at a fair say, ‘I had no idea that job existed until I spoke to a recruiter.'”

The Career Premiere website provides information about how to register for the fair, offers a full list of participating employers and colleges, and gives directions on how to upload a resume. Free transportation will be provided from campus to Salem. To reserve a seat or for additional information about the event, contact Chappell at 887-7225 or jchappel@marybaldwin.edu .