Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Career Possibilities at the Job Fair Wednesday

It's time to explore the possibilities. The Spring Job Career Fair is coming up this Wednesday, April 20 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Pickel Field House.

More than fifty companies will have representatives on hand to talk to students about job opportunities. Students are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and be prepared to talk business. This year there is also a focus on how international education and travel-study can help you in your career.  Dr. Rick Parrent is the director of Career Placement.
“Traveling with our TnCIS program can be parlayed into a career that could be somewhere other than the United States,” said Parrent, “or it could be a job right here in middle Tennessee that requires a global perspective. Culture, language, and skill sets are all factors being considered by potential employers.”

To better understand the value of international education students are encourage to attend one of two international breakout sessions on Wednesday. The first is from 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m. and the second is from 11:30 a.m-12:15 p.m., both in the Pickel Building room P-102. These sessions will include presentations by students Tina Newman and Dana Vick, who have both seen the value of international training with college education. They formed Taabar 2 a non-profit group dedicated to helping street kids in India.

Dr. Parrent advises students to come dressed to impress, with plenty of resumes, and a positive attitude. This could be your first step to one of the most important decisions you may ever make. For more information please visit the the Office of Career Placement, email Mel Timberlake, or call (615) 230-3307.

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