October 9, 2007 > Job, Internship, Grad School Fair
Job, Internship, Grad School Fair
Submitted By Barry Zepel
More than 200 representatives of employers and graduate schools will be on hand to meet with interested individuals looking to improve their lot in life when California State University, East Bay hosts the 2007 Fall Job, Internship and Graduate School Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Admission is free to the fair, which will be held on the university's Hayward campus, located at 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd. It will take place on the Meiklejohn walkway that runs from Meiklejohn Hall to the front of the Pioneer Bookstore and University Union buildings.
Employers from government, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations will be on hand at the job fair to recruit candidates for full-time, part-time and internship opportunities. Also taking part will be representatives of graduate schools from across the United States who will provide information about their academic programs, admission requirements, fee information, and financial aid materials.
"Those who attend will discover opportunities available to undergraduates, graduates, and alumni for career positions, jobs, and internships in diverse industries," says O. Ray Angle, director of the Career Development Center at Cal State East Bay. "The college class of 2008 continues to enjoy a strong job market according to a report published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers," adds Angle. "Employers expect to hire 16 percent more new college graduates in 2008 than they hired in 2007.
"Although the job market looks bright, students should be proactive in seeking employment, and should prepare well," Angle says. "Students are encouraged to dress professionally if they plan to talk to employer representatives, and bring lots of copies of their resumes.
Angle encourages those wanting to enter the career world to visit his department.
"Students should start preparing by visiting the Career Development Center, where they'll find expert advice, resources, programs, and services," Angle says. "The fair is just one of the many services we offer that are designed to help students connect their ability with employer opportunities."
The fair offers more than just contacts for new careers. "This event is an excellent opportunity for students to talk to graduate school recruiters from all over the state of California, as well as the U.S.," says Deborah Baker, associate director of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies. "These grad school recruiters recognize the high quality of Cal State East Bay students and are eager to talk to them."
"This is the first year that the Career Development Center and the Academic Programs and Graduate Studies Office has partnered to bring both employers and graduate schools to campus on the same day and we are excited about the collaborative effort," says Angle.
Further information about the Fall Job, Internship and Graduate School Fair is available online at http://wwwsa.csueastbay.edu/~cdcweb/jobfair_fall.shtml.
Additional information about the fair is available by contacting the Cal State East Bay Career Development Center at (510) 885-3621 and/or the Office of Academic Programs and Graduate Studies at (510) 885-3286.