Employment fair set for March 7

February 24, 2012 Latest Print Print

OCCC is opening its doors to the employment world from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 7, in the College Union when Student Employment and Career Services hosts a job fair open to students, alumni, and the general public.

Kevin Fink, Employment Services coordinator, said 70 employers will be on campus, including Apple Inc., Dell Inc., Halliburton Energy Services, Frito-Lay Inc., UPS, and many more.

Those employers will be set up from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the general dining area of the College Union.

Fink said 30 health employers, including Norman Regional Health System, Stillwater Medical Center, EMSA, and Integris Health will be on hand from noon to 6 p.m. in CU 1 and 2.

Dressing for success is the key to making a good impression on potential employers, Fink said.

“Attendees should dress professionally if they want to make a positive impression with on-campus recruiters,” he said.

It’s not just about looking the part, Fink said. Potential employees should not arrive empty handed.

“A person should prepare as if they might be interviewed the day of the fair. [This] means they should dress professionally, bring multiple copies of their résumé, business cards if they have them, a pad of paper for notes, and a pen.”

Fink said some recruiters will likely have laptops set up for students to apply online at the time of the fair.

The idea behind the job fair is to maintain positive relationships with employers in the metro and surrounding areas, he said.

Carol Jones, nursing major, said she said she likes that OCCC hosts the event.

“I went to a previous job fair and enjoyed walking around and talking to everyone.”

Fink said Employment Services helps students year ’round, not just at the annual job fair.

OCCC can continue to assist students and alumni in finding employment opportunities during their school years and beyond, he said.

“It is important to our department that we help each student prepare for their job search, whether that be résumé-development, helping a student prepare for an interview, or connecting students with resources to find employers,” Fink said.

For more information, contact Student Employment and Career Services at 405-682-7519.

To contact Emily Schorr, email staffwriter1@occc.edu.

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