Career Fair starts at 12-3 p.m. tomorrow in SURC ballroom

Kyle Fenton, Staff Reporter






Career services has been holding workshops geared towards students in the education program to prepare them to meet with employment recruiters at the 2015 Central Education Career Fair.

The Career Fair is scheduled for 12 – 3  p.m. in the SURC Ballroom on Thursday, March 5, 2015.

There will be recruiters from 63 different organizations from Eastern and Western Washington school districts, as well as other recruiting organizations.

According to career services, last year’s education career fair proved to be quite helpful for a number of students, as some of them walked away with job offers.

Workshops put on by career services have included job interview tactics, how to create powerful resumes and cover letters, and what to expect at the career fair for those in the education program.

Although the workshops are predominately geared towards education students, career services holds workshops monthly for all students wanting to brush up on their professional knowledge, and prepare for life after college.

Amy Collins, senior elementary education major, said the best thing she learned at one of these workshops was how to present yourself for an interview.

“The ‘strengths and weakness’ part stood out to me, also the interview questions helped out a lot,” Collins said.

Collins was talking about the ‘How to Rock a Job Interview’ workshop put on by Jessey Allen, career counselor intern for career services.

Allen said that the ultimate goal of these workshops is to educate and empower students so they could feel confident marketing themselves to employers, entering the workforce, and navigating their careers.

“It is important to us that students are able to have fulfilling careers where they are using their strengths to contribute to the world, while also getting paid enough to meet their financial needs,” Allen said.

Career services provides tools to any students seeking help, including videotaped mock interviews, resume and cover letter help, drop-in counseling and much more.

Career services is located in Bouillion room 206 and Brooks Library room 191B at various times throughout the week.

“We want (students) to feel like they are getting a return on their investment,” Allen said.

A complete list of workshops and the times they are being held can be found at