Career Services holds spring career fair

Release Date: 3/5/2013

Over 260 Ozarks students and staff took advantage of the opportunity to meet with representatives from businesses and other organizations at the spring career fair, held on Tuesday, February 26 in the university's Rogers Conference Center.

The spring fair featured booths from 28 organizations which provided information on a wide range of career and educational opportunities. Among the organizations represented at the fair were:

  • An area television station
  • An area public school
  • Branches of the armed forces
  • An area law enforcement agency
  • Two summer camps
  • Three state governmental agencies
  • A number of nonprofit organizations and corporations
  • Nine graduate/professional schools

Plans are already underway for the fall 2013 Career Fair, and Ozarks' director of career services, Kimberly Spicer, reminds students that the career fairs are an excellent opportunity for them to make connections with potential employers and to get a head-start on applying for various internships.

"Networking is the #1 source of job leads for job seekers," Spicer said. "The career fair is a convenient opportunity for students to visit with recruiters to learn about current openings and to receive insider tips on applying."

The fairs are also a great way for students considering graduate school or other professional programs to learn more about options available to them. "It provides students who are considering graduate school with the opportunity to talk directly with grad school professors, Deans, and graduate students about their programs and experiences," she added.

To learn more about the services offered by Ozarks Career Services, contact Spicer by email at kaspicer@ozarks.edu or by phone at 479-979-1320. You can also follow Career Services on Facebook to find out more about events like the fall and spring career fairs, and for helpful tips on the job search, securing an internship, or preparing for graduate school.

Spring Career Fair

Regina Wilson and Leslie Walter, recruiters from the Arkansas Department of Parks & Tourism, discuss internship and job opportunities with students at the annual spring Career Fair, held on Tuesday, February 26th.