By Jill Borowski
On Thursday, April 10, from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM, the LIU Post Office of Career Services is hosting its 2014 Career Fair in the Tilles Center Atrium. This fair is an opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students of all majors to check out different career opportunities that are available in a variety of different fields, spanning from psychology to business.
Fifty-three different employers will attend, looking for students who are interested in internships as well as full-time jobs. Recruiters from organizations ranging from Geico, to the New York Police Department, to more hometown businesses such as the Glen Cove Youth Bureau, will be present at the fair.
Jason Cascone, director of Career Development, explained the premise of the fair. “The goal is to bring employers to campus in order to help our students not only find jobs, but also understand what companies are out there and what they do, and try to understand and learn about [the different] types of industries and jobs that might be available later on.”
The Career Services office stresses that this fair is for everyone, even if you are unsure of exactly what you want to do after finishing your degree. Career Services is even offering to review your resume at the Student Registration Table that will be at the fair. Someone will personally look over your resume and try to make it look as extensive and professional as possible in order to catch the eye of a future employer. Seniors at the Career Fair can enter to win a raffle for a $50 AMEX gift card by visiting the Senior Survey table in the Atrium.
Isabel Braga, a junior Psychology major, is anxious to go to the career fair. “I can’t wait to go and see what jobs I can look into that pertain to my major. Finally all my hard work will pay off. One of my fellow classmates went to the fair last year and said it was a great experience.”
For those who can’t attend the career fair, students can visit LIU Post Career Services for more information on the second floor of Kumble Hall, contact the offices at (516)299-2251, or check out the website. The office of Career Services offers a large variety of services to students that make finding a job after college very easy to do, such as perfecting your resume or giving you tips on how to present yourself professionally AT a job interview.
Cascone stated that many students have received appointments for follow-up interviews on the spot at previous career fairs, “We usually have people leave with interviews and we encourage everyone to come.”
Students should come dressed to impress in professional attire. Some interviews may be held on the spot as well as interviews being scheduled for a future date. This event is held every year; companies attending the April 10 event include, AT&T, Make a Wish Foundation, Suffolk County Police Department, and the Peace Corps.