Career Center offers network opportunity

Career Center offers network opportunity

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Students are all too familiar with the phrase “what do you want to be when you grow up.” At the end of this month they might finally have an
answer.

The Career Center will host a career fair in the Jordon Ballroom from 9 a.m. from 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26 allowing students to connect with employers and vice versa.

The career fair is an annual event helping students network.

“It is our responsibility to connect our students with opportunities,” said Vickie Coale, associate director for employment services in the Career Center at Boise State.

The career fair will give students the opportunity to meet employers face to face and ask questions.

The fair has grown in popularity with students and employers over the last several years.

This year over 90 employers will participate; 76 participated last year.

It is a networking opportunity and a chance for students to make their college experience count.

“Part-time jobs, volunteer work and internships are the number one thing,” Coale added. “If a student doesn’t do anything else an internship is absolutely number one to get that real world experience before they graduate.”

Coale has seen students walk out of the fair with job offers and internship opportunities.

This year will be different from years past with the addition of a professional headshot photo session.

Students wishing to brighten their online portfolios can take a professional photograph at the fair to use for their LinkedIn account, Facebook profile or their Twitter feed.

“It’s a big buzz seeing all those students so excited,” Coale said.

The Career Center offers more than the career fair, including walk-in resume appointments and help searching for work.

For more information on the fair, or the Career Center, visit career.boisestate.edu or call
(208)426-1747.

The center is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

Eryn Shay Johnson
Eryn Shay Johnson currently studies communication at Boise State University (BSU), she has been a higher education student since 2011, but is new to the Treasure Valley. Since moving to Boise, Johnson has jumped into her schooling with both feet, as a media emphasis student she has helped produce articles for the Idaho Press Tribune. Previously, Johnson worked as a special sections intern for the Post Register of Idaho Falls where she previously worked as a news intern. The Post Register helped publish many of Johnson’s works including her article “Good for the Soul: Group uses laughter as path to better health” which was picked up by the Associated Press in July 2011. Johnson has also served as an intern for the Times-News of Twin Falls. She now contributes stories to The Arbiter. As a student at BSU, Johnson aspires to graduate in Spring 2015. Following graduation she plans to continue her writing for news outlets, planning to grow all the while. Her dream is to write professionally for a major city newspaper, ultimately she wants to write a Pulitzer Prize winning piece. Johnson was a member of the Associate Students of the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) and served as both Advertising Senator and Off Campus Relations Senator. She graduated from CSI May 2013 with her Associate Degree in Communication Studies. She is a native of Idaho Falls and comes from a small family, her only sibling is her twin brother Damon who serves the United States Air Force.