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Employers meet employees at ASU

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University personnel are working hard to help their students take that next necessary step, a job.

An "All Majors" Career Fair took place in the Student Union Auditorium from ten until two Tuesday and Wednesday.

Director of the Career Management Center at ASU, Sharon Becker, says ASU personnel strives to educate their students to the best of their ability, prepare them for what is to come and provide opportunities to advance to the next level of their lives.

"One of our elements of teaching and learning is that we provide opportunities for the students so they can develop their professional demeanor, do some networking with businesses in the community and to learn more about the employment opportunities that are available locally and nationally."

Ngozi Agwaziam is a graduate student at ASU from Nigeria.

Ngozi is on the hunt for a summer internship and felt the "All Majors" fair might be the answer.

"It's a good one to help students push their careers forward, meet professionals, get jobs and internships and stuff like that."

Ngozi says on of the best thing about the career fair is the convenience, "There are a lot of companies all together, here, under one roof."

Becker says this is also a great opportunity for companies looking for employees.

"Many of the students have their resumes with them. They will hand those out, get to speak one on one with the employer and then the employer will often follow up with a student they are interested in."

The career fair has been going on annually at Arkansas State University for over twenty years.

Two fairs take place in the spring and two take place in the fall.

Around forty-three Education, Nursing and Health Care Profession representatives will be set up Wednesday from ten until two.

For more information about this event, you can call 870-972-3025 or log onto their website.

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