Champlain College’s Spring Job Fair 2011 adds series of career workshops

first_imgChamplain College,Champlain College’s annual Spring Job Fair will play host to more than 100 area businesses and organizations and offer an array of workshops to help students and others find employment.The annual Champlain College Job Fair will be held on Monday, March 28, from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Argosy Gymnasium at 262 South Willard St., Burlington. The event is free and open to the public.By co-mingling students with the general public, Champlain’s Career Services Office feels it provides a more realistic view of the job market and is also more attractive to area businesses. “It enables our students to understand first hand that the market is competitive and that they must be prepared and professional to get a job,” explained Dolly Shaw, director of Champlain College Career Services.Attendees will have the opportunity to meet employers that are hiring, obtain career information, establish contacts through networking and identify career, internship, and summer employment opportunities.Champlain College is partnering with Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vermont Department of Labor, Vermont Human Resource Association and the Vermont Committee, Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, allowing the community to obtain the most out of the event.Shaw emphasizes, “The collaboration offers a forum where employers can interact with college students, alumni, and individuals from the general public who are seeking full-time, part-time, internship, and seasonal opportunities.”Participants at the Fair will also have an opportunity to attend five practical career-related workshops on emerging career fields and strategies for the job search and making career decisions. The workshops, offered by Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, feature qualified and experienced professionals.â ¢ Emerging Industry Career Opportunities Panel – 2 to 2:45 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. Learn from experienced professionals and discover career opportunities and skills needed in growing industries and how to go about pursuing them.â ¢ Be Your Own Boss: Starting Your Own Business – 3 to 3:45 p.m., Hauke Conference Room. Those who want to start a business need to have a plan. Use this workshop to learn how to write a business plan. This workshop is also geared toward people already in businesses that want to improve their performance, get financing, or expand.â ¢ Guerilla Tactics in the Job Market – 3 to 3:45 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. A quick overview on how to separate yourself from every other job-seeker, how to stand out, and what strategies you can use to make job hunting more successful. Topics include what’s really important to employers; how to match your skills to the job you want; how to think of yourself in terms of your strengths and skills; and other tips on job-hunting strategies.â ¢ The New Hidden Job Market – 4 to 4:45 p.m., Alumni Auditorium. Learn to research and find jobs that are not posted in ads or on job sites.â ¢ Social Media: Marketing Yourself – 4 to 4:45 p.m., Hauke Conference Room. Social media provides the best and most interesting relationship building tools around. Focus on how you can channel change through different types of social media. This is NOT a talk on how to technically use Twitter, Facebook or blogs. It is a talk about knowing what to use them for.”We are also encouraging Champlain students to use social media tools like LinkedIn and Facebook to help them in their job search,” explains Shaw. “The Career Services Office posts employment opportunities online and encourages the College’s faculty to help prepare students for the opportunities that can spring board them into successful full-time careers,” Shaw added. “Champlain College is dedicated to providing students with the professional resources and opportunities for lifelong career management.”For more information on the Champlain College 2011 Spring Job Fair, call Career Services at (802) 860-2720 or visit the Career Services website www.champlain.edu/career-services.html(link is external) BURLINGTON, VT (03/14/2011)– Champlain Collegelast_img

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