Leading up to graduation, many college students may find it difficult to begin the lengthy and grueling process of becoming newly employed college graduates in the actual workforce, but with the help of Del Mar’s career fair provided by the Career Development Center, there is certainly no reason to stress any longer. Unlike the previous career fair, which was held only at the East Campus in the spring and was sponsored by Title V, the upcoming event will be provided at both campuses. With useful tips, vast amounts of information and everything in between, the career fair seems like a no-brainer to attend.
Designed to give Del Mar students the opportunity to meet and network with some of the area’s top employers, the career fair is extremely beneficial and a useful tool to prepare students for future employer application processes. Del Mar students and alumni are welcome to attend the career fair, which is being held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 3 in the lobby area of the Harvin Student Center on East Campus. West Campus will host the same event the following day, Nov. 4, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Coleman Center. There is no RSVP required for either of these fairs.
There will be at least 20 local employers that students can interact with on each campus. The employers at the fairs will correlate to the programs offered on that campus; for instance, West Campus will host employers within the industrial industry.
Students who attend the fair can look forward to practicing proper interviewing skills as well as distribute resumes to potential employers who will be looking to fill entry level to management positions as well as internships. Employers will be doing on-the-spot interviews, so dress nicely and come prepared.
Vanessa A. Adkins, career development coordinator for Del Mar, hopes a good amount of students will attend and ask the proper questions to help them succeed after graduation as well as get a feel for professional job positions.
“We expect about 200 students per fair to attend and some may even walk out of the fair newly employed, which is fantastic,” she stated.
The career fair is highly recommended as it is there to help get your foot in the door for a successful career following graduation. Students who attend the career fair will definitely feel more at ease and know that there is even more help available once the fair is over.
If you are unable to attend the fair, Del Mar’s Career Development Center also provides help with deciding the career that’s right for you, questions about resumes and current employment postings. For more information or questions, call 698-2467 or visit www.delmar.edu/placement/.