Providing local job seekers with employment opportunities in an array of industries and career fields, this spring College of the Canyons and The Signal newspaper will present their bi-annual Job, Career and Intern Fair, with dates scheduled on both of the college’s campuses.
The spring 2012 Job, Career & Intern Fairs will take place at the following dates/times:
· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 18, at the COC Valencia campus
· 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, at the COC Canyon Country campus
Both events are free and open to the public, and will feature a variety of employers. In addition to entry, middle and upper level employment opportunities, job fair organizers will also have information about paid internship opportunities.
As always, Job Fair attendees are encouraged to: research the companies that will be in attendance (list available at COC Career Services website); “dress for success” in order to make a good first impression with potential employers; and bring plenty of resumes to leave with job recruiters.
“Our goal for this job fair is to bring employers and job seekers together, to exchange information regarding what opportunities are available, and how to best apply for them,” said Anthony Michaelides, director of Career Services at the college. “It is the job seeker’s responsibility to be prepared with questions and to have done their research on the companies in attendance. It’s also a good idea for attendees to apply online to companies of interest before attending the fair.
“However, attendees will only have one chance to make a good first impression in person,” Michaelides said. “Something that cannot be done online.”
As an additional service offered to all attendees, event organizers have scheduled a series of 50-minute workshops containing tips, techniques and information for job seekers to utilize on their path to employment. Scheduled workshops at the two events will include:
· “Get Connected through LinkedIn for Networking and Job Search”
· “Paint Your Career Green: Find a Green Job Without Starting Over”
· “Resumes and the Job Search”
The COC Career Center will also be hosting a workshop on “How to Prepare for the Job Fair” from noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in the college’s Student Center, Room PDR-3, located on the Valencia campus.
For more information about the upcoming Spring 2012 Job Career & Intern Fair or to view a list of participating employers and workshop information please visit www.canyons.edu/CareerCenter or call (661) 362-3286.