Auburn University’s Career Development Services will be hosting a Career Expo on Feb. 8th and 10th from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at The Hotel at AU and Dixon Conference Center. Students and alumni of all majors are welcome.
Engineering and technical majors including architecture, design and construction, engineering, forestry and wildlife, sciences and mathematics should attend on the 8th. Business and non-technical majors including agriculture, business, education, human sciences and liberal arts should attend on the 10th.
The Career Expo is designed to provide opportunities for Auburn students and alumni to begin or continue their job search by viewing exhibits from many businesses and organizations.
“This is an opportunity for students to come out to distribute their resumes and talk to employers in one location for job opportunities,” Smith said. Smith is the special events coordinator for the CDS office.
Representatives will be looking to fill full time positions, internships and summer jobs. A list of the companies/organizations attending the event and a map of their exhibit location can be found on the Career Development Services website.
Some of the companies and organizations that participated last year are Alabama Department of Environmental Management, BMW Manufacturing Corporation, Georgia Pacific Corporation and The Home Depot.
Attendants should come professionally dressed and prepared to distribute their resume and answer questions from the representatives. They should also prepare well thought out questions to ask the employers as well. Employers have the opportunity to request an interview on the spot so attendants should be prepared to schedule that with the employer.
Attendants should register with Tiger Recruiting Link (TRL), available on the CDS website, to be able to sign-up for any on-campus interviews requested by an employer. Any interviews set up at the expo are held in Ballroom A of the Dixon Conference Center on the days following the expo.
Some benefits of attending the expo include the possibility of receiving an interview with an employer, the opportunity to network and find new connections and to learn more about companies with available positions.
This event is hosted by Auburn University’s Career Development Services. The CDS is located on campus and provides career services to the students of the university. Some of their services include aiding in writing resumes and cover letters, choosing a major, assisting in job and internship searches and preparation for graduate school.