The Georgia Regents University Career Center will hold its annual Expo Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 15 at the Christenberry Fieldhouse on GRU’s Forest Hills Campus.
More than 50 organizations will be on hand, recruiting candidates for a variety of opportunities, including jobs as educators in school systems throughout Georgia and South Carolina, full and part-time employment, co-op, internship, and volunteer opportunities, as well as graduate and professional school programs.
Julie Goley, Director of GRU’s Career Center, says that the expos are designed to give students and alumni a “homefield advantage” to showcase their skills and abilities to employers who have a vested interest in hiring GRU students and graduates. “It’s a very tough and competitive job market,” Goley says. Georgia’s unemployment rate is now above eight percent.
”It’s important that students present themselves professionally, confidently, and be very clear about what their strengths are in order to make a quick and solid first impression,” Goley adds. “Participants should show up prepared and be fully engaged in the process.”
For more information about the expo, call the GRU Career Center at 706-737-1604 or to view a list of participants, visit www.aug.edu/career_center.