Career Fair for KSU Students and Alums

KSU bus in article about Career FairKSU bus (photo by Larry Felton Johnson)

If you are a student or alumni of Kennesaw State University and are looking for a job or internship opportunity, KSU will be holding what the university describes as their largest careers and internship fair. More than 1,200 students are expected at the event.  The career fair will be held on Tuesday, October 16, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the  Dr. Betty L. Siegel Student Recreation and Activities Center on the Kennesaw Campus.

Major employers at the Career Fair

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Recruiters will be on hand from some of the nation’s top employers.

Those companies include:

  • ADP
  • Aaron’s Inc.,
  • CarMax Auto Finance
  • The Carter Center
  • Cox Communications
  • The FBI
  • The Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources
  • GDOT
  • The Hershey Company
  • Mohawk Industries
  • Northside Hospital
  • RaceTrac
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • Southern Company
  • UPS
  • The U.S. Secret Service.

The fair is open to all KSU students and alumni.

According to the web page for the event, “Whether you’re about to graduate, switching jobs, looking for an internship or just a freshman looking for networking experience, this event is really something that no student at KSU can afford to miss.”

Professional dress and a photo ID are required for entry.

Video on how to get the most from a job fair

KSU’s Department of Career Planning and Development included a four-minute instructional video entitled “How to Work a Career Fair,” which we’ve embedded at the bottom of this article.  It has practical tips, including how to dress, researching the companies you’d most like to work for, bringing enough copies of your resume, bringing different versions of your resume targeted at specific industries.  It also suggests that you get your resume critiqued before the career fair.

The video also recommends preparing a short “elevator speech,” a very brief sales pitch for yourself targeted at the companies.  The video also recommends preparing questions for the recruiters in advance.

Watch the brief video below

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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